i created a pdf from a powerpoint as an introduction to the Trivium.
the pdf version here has been edited to be readable by mobile devices.
it is available to download here: 4593_educationLeeRott
[A great deal of energy is focused upon achieving an “education”.]
[How does public education for the commons differ from the public ]
[education of our ancestors? Are students today provided with a ]
[complete model of reality? Should they be taught]
[how to create a model of reality for themselves?]
For thousands of years there was a policy of organizing the people of India into castes.
Marriage was encouraged within these categories and discouraged outside of them.
There were priests, administrators and warriors, craftsmen and merchants, as well as labourers.
Outside of these castes were tribal peoples and untouchables.
During the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, Napoleon[France] defeated the Prussian army[Germany] at what is known as “The Disaster at Jena” in 1806.
This was described by the German philosopher Hegel(August 27, 1770 – November 14, 1831) as “The End Of History”.
Up until this moment in history, students of the “Prussian education system” received a classical liberal education.
After this point in history public education was redirected by men like Fichte, towards control of citizens and maintaining the modern nation state.
“Words, then, are the picture of our thoughts and serve to give other men a knowledge of the objects
which are present to our minds, and of the judgment which we form concerning them. “
– de Sacy, A. J. Sylvester, Principles of General Grammar, 1837.
do you wish to Know more?
“When we set this plant Free, we set ourselves FREE!” – rick simpson
canada owes the wonderful mr.simpson an apology
this video was created by richard grove of tragedy and hope, an AWESOME resource for thinking human beings!
has issued a grid of concepts central to The New World.
They are as follows;
1. Resilience instead of strength, which means you want to yield and allow failure and you bounce back instead of trying to resist failure.
2. You pull instead of push. That means you pull the resources from the network as you need them, as opposed to centrally stocking them and controlling them.
3. You want to take risk instead of focusing on safety.
4. You want to focus on the system instead of objects.
5. You want to have good compasses not maps.
6. You want to work on practice instead of theory. Because sometimes you don’t know why it works, but what is important is that it is working, not that you have some theory around it.
7. It’s disobedience instead of compliance. You don’t get a Nobel Prize for doing what you are told. Too much of school is about obedience, we should really be celebrating disobedience.
8. It’s the crowd instead of experts.
9. It’s a focus on learning instead of education.
- i came to these via: https://theethicalskeptic.com/2013/03/25/the-nine-principles/
Hello Ching, may this letter find you and those you love healthy and content. I remind myself from time to time that there is always a lot more going on with whomever I come into contact with. Even so, I must make the best judgement I am capable of when evaluating the situation my students are operating within. In the past I requested that Kidcastle ensure their equipment is functioning and setup properly before class. From my twenty years of teaching children, including my own I have learned that children require consistent environments. Teaching children is challenging at best and improbable in the worst conditions. From my experience I have been trained to understand that almost all children are born with a STRONG motivation to learn from everything around them. My work begins with introductions of myself, classroom behaviour and lastly the course materials available. I am just a guide for the forces of curiosity and fascination these children embody. They usually begin their lives as clear, bright, fast-moving rivers we must respect and encourage to flow. I feel that the Kidcastle classes are deteriorating, getting worse with each class and the accomplishments of the individual students follow this trend. This includes my ability to encourage, interact and observe them. I can describe these observations as looking through a window that becomes smaller and smaller as well as darker and darker before my eyes. It is what I imagine going blind must be like. So, this letter is really a plea for help on behalf of the students. They need; the class equipment to be functioning for ALL 6 students. the equipment to be setup and TESTED before the class begins. Can you imagine being thrilled to have classes with a teacher who smiles patiently at you, but being unable to speak, or hear what he is clearly trying to share? The materials by themselves are dead things which do not speak or move or smile on their own. A teacher is meant to bring life and energy to a place that welcomes other sentient beings to engage and grow. I look forward to hearing how I may be of assistance to you, and our students, lee
lee rott, [18.05.19 08:56]
a tapestry cannot be made using only one colour.
buddhism brought ways and means to many people on other paths.
i lived in RI, usa at a dojo that taught Kosho Ryu.
our grandmaster’s ancestor had to reconcile his family’s martial arts with the conversion of their temple to buddhism.
his revelation that true self defence is No Body Contact informed his entire discipline.
we are still taught today that Escape, not control, not destruction, is the highest form of our art.
it is when anyone says, my Way is the only one, everyone else is wrong that my feathers are ruffled..
lee rott, [18.05.19 08:58]
i am not a buddhist, catholic, taoist or muslim. i am still listening and learning..
lee rott, [18.05.19 09:01]
it’s wonderful that sciVive offers the best information available to mr.heart.
but every one of us will have to make the journey within, or not.