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Beliefs about Education
- Children have a natural need
and desire to learn, to explore, to experiment,
to ask questions and to discover
- The teacher is there to meet
the student's needs.
- The teacher's emotions affect
the student's emotions.
- The student's emotions affect
his ability and desire to learn.
- Many teachers have significant
unmet needs to feel powerful, important,
respected, appreciated, valued, and in control.
- These unmet needs hinder their
ability to help their students develop
personally, emotionally and intellectually
- The best teachers have the
fewest unmet emotional needs (UEN's). The worst
teachers have the most UEN's.
- Teachers must earn the respect of their students. They can not
- Respect, fear and obedience
are often confused. Respect is earned, then given
voluntarily. Fear and obedience are forced.
- Each child is unique
emotionally; all children are not created equal
when it comes to the emotional brain,
- Each child must be treated
individually, especially with regard to his or
- Individuality should be a
higher goal of education than conformity.
- Emotional invalidation is one of the worst assaults
- Repeated invalidation is emotional
abuse, and it is
common in traditional schools.
- Education is ideally more
about learning than teaching. It should not be
about obedience or about creating "good
citizens" of the state.
- The highest goal of education
is facilitating happiness, which comes from
self-motivation, self-direction, self-discipline,
self-confidence, and self-esteem.
- Many schools are out of
balance towards grades, test scores, conformity,
control, obedience, rules, threats and
- One way to reverse this trend
is for parents to support alternative schools,
and to encourage their children to question
authority while focusing on learning.
- Travel is one of the best
types of education. We encourage everyone to
travel as early in their lives as possible, and
as often as possible.
Core Components of
Intelligence | Empathy
Emotional Abuse | Understanding
Literacy | Feeling Words
Respect | Parenting | Caring
Listening | Invalidation | Hugs
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