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Meetings with Remarkable Educators showcases the work, insights, and inspiration of educators dedicated to the whole child. This podcast intends to both enrich appreciation of the scope and depth of the capacities of children and to remedy the limitations and confusions permeating traditional education. We, the producers and participants, sincerely believe that these podcasts contain critical elements for social justice. We trust that everyone who cares for and about children, education, and the actualization of social well-being will grow in valuable and often unexpected ways through listening to Meetings with Remarkable Educators.

Meetings With Remarkable Educators Ba and Josette Luvmour

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Meetings with Remarkable Educators showcases the work, insights, and inspiration of educators dedicated to the whole child. This podcast intends to both enrich appreciation of the scope and depth of the capacities of children and to remedy the limitations and confusions permeating traditional education. We, the producers and participants, sincerely believe that these podcasts contain critical elements for social justice. We trust that everyone who cares for and about children, education, and the actualization of social well-being will grow in valuable and often unexpected ways through listening to Meetings with Remarkable Educators.

    Episode 35: Talk at The Riley Foundation

    Episode 35: Talk at The Riley Foundation

    Everyone knows Ba and Josette and their great work Natural Learning Relationships.
    This podcast provides perhaps the best insight into the core of NLR. Consciousness must become the way of all relationships with children. Learn how it works and why this must be so.
    There is a spiritual essence expressed in through, and as nature, that is in each of us, and expresses itself in the natural development of children.
    If we're going to be with children, be with our life essence, be with the unfolding of our humanity, we have to participate in consciousness with children. We have to understand how the natural laws unfold in a consciousness way.
    …We can move away from the hurtful conditioning imposed on children.
    Josette said:…in every age of childhood, and every age of development, something different is organizing.
    Human development is governed by natural laws. We’re all unfolding in stages. The variable is the environment. What is the child exposed to in the environment? That's where we come in to play, because we are the environment of the children around us. We create it, we organize it, and we organize our time, and our space, and our relationships to them.
    Ba said:The actualization of wholeness—and the actualization of spirit, is lived through us, through the life force, and through consciousness. If we start relating to children in that way, then we have this great opportunity to allow a transformation to emerge and unfold according to natural laws, just like the flowers in your garden...
    To learn more start here: https://luvmourconsulting.com/natural-learning-relationships







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    Episode 34: William Greene

    Episode 34: William Greene

    Today's guest, William Greene, is Professor of Education at Southern Oregon University, which has rapidly become a center for the international holistic education conference. I met William eight or nine years ago, and we shared immediately our great love for holistic education. But most importantly, William is at the center for bringing holistic education to a worldwide audience.
    In this podcast, I talk to William about how our own process of learning can intersect with an embodied sense of what’s right, true or meaningful, and how this can in turn tie together with a first nation perspective, with a perspective held in common with people in all parts of the world. And we talk about how to keep that alive in ourselves and in our students and what we all learn from each other in an ongoing conversation.






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    Episode 33: Jeffrey Pflaum

    Episode 33: Jeffrey Pflaum

    The story of today’s guest, Jeffrey Pflaum, touches me in so many personal ways. First, he spent from 1968 to 2002 in New York City public schools, bringing one of the most innovative self-reflective music and writing programs, primarily concerned with writing, to the widely-diverse students in the public school in which he worked.
    Second, he and I share a bit of a similar background in that you'll hear it in our voices and in the joy and excitement that we have when talking with one another. And third, as you'll hear, the man's heart just vibrates with love for life and love for children. I'm so excited today to be interviewing and working and dialoguing with Jeffrey Pflaum.
    If you are interested in checking out Jeffrey’s articles/posts on EI, SEL, reading, writing, creativity, poetry, character formation, values clarification, and thinking, the best place to go is:
    http://independent.academia.edu/PflaumJ






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    Episode 32: Mirian Vilela

    Episode 32: Mirian Vilela

    Mirian Vilela is the Executive Director of the Earth Charter International Center on Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace and is the coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter.
    Mirian's perspective on what is sustainability and what the Earth Charter really means is transcendent to how people often think about sustainability, her words ring of a profound connectedness of life, self, education, environment, just wholeness.
    She has been working in the field of sustainability since 1990, when she worked for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in preparation to the 1992 UN Earth Summit. Prior to that she worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).






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    Episode 31: Doug Selwyn

    Episode 31: Doug Selwyn

    Doug Selwyn’s long career reminds us of other pioneers who have toiled tirelessly to bring Relationship Based Education to the world and have gone largely unnoticed by the wider public. Thus, he, like Nel Noddings, Ron Miller, Lewis, John Creger, and other podcast guests, deserve some sort of lifetime achievement award. All that we can do is give them a platform to bring their wisdom laced messages to all of us.
    Doug Selwyn has been an educator for more than thirty years, the first half as a teacher in K–12 in the Seattle Public Schools and the second half in teacher education, first at Antioch University, Seattle and then for ten years as a professor of education at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh until his retirement in 2017. He received his doctorate from Seattle University in 1991 and was named Washington State social studies teacher of the year in 1990–91. He has published several books on education, most recently Following the Threads (Peter Lang, 2009).
    He lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts, with his wife, writer Jan Maher.






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    Episode 30: Kevin Hawkins

    Episode 30: Kevin Hawkins

    Kevin Hawkins has worked with adolescents and young people in various contexts for over 30 years - as teacher, school head, and social worker in the UK, Africa, and Europe. He is a Senior Trainer for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (UK) and has taught mindfulness to children, teenagers, teachers and parents since 2008. In 2012 he co-founded MindWell, which supports educational communities in developing wellbeing through mindfulness and social-emotional learning (SEL). he is a facilitator for the evidence-based CARE program (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Educators). Kevin is a regular speaker, writer and presenter on the topics of mindfulness, wellbeing and social-emotional learning in education. His book on mindfulness in education, Mindful Teacher, Mindful School, Improving Wellbeing in teaching and learning, was published by SAGE/Corwin in July 2017.
    www.mindwell-education.com






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Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Paul- HEI ,

Co-Director Holistic Education Initiative

Thoroughly engaging and surprisingly uplifting! In this important series of interviews with some of the most innovative and insightful educators of our time, Ba Luvmour embodies holistic education, as he brings his full presence and a sense of authentic joy and wonder to each of these encounters. The storytelling is rich, as these authors, activists and scholars describe their personal journeys in the field, while elucidating a new educational paradigm and envisioning a pedagogy for the next millennium. Subscribe now and treasure these gems for years to come.

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