"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire," William Yeats once wrote.
When the pandemic hit last year, many of us asked: "How do we hold meaningful spaces in the age of distance learning?" Couple months later, amid what has been called the "biggest ed-tech experiment in history," university educators dialogued: "Could this be an inflection point to reimagine higher education?" Prior to that, many educators have been asking: If we ultimately teach who we are, who do we have to be to foster values beyond the curriculum? Moreover, what would it take to cultivate "Compassion Quotient" (CQ), in addition to emotional (EQ) and intellectual (IQ) quotients, in our classrooms?
In an era of infinite content, how can educators create a context for the lessons that really matter? Across today's tumultuous social, political, economic, and environmental landscapes, how do we generate a different kind of consciousness to adequately address the pressing challenges of our times?
If these questions interest you, and you'd like to explore practical ways to amplify "Compassion Quotient" in a community of educators, we invite you to join our Pod!
||Sun, Jul 11th: Orientation Call
We'll start with a virtual orientation call to connect all Pod participants and volunteers and to take you through the process of daily prompts and other pod details.
Time: 90 minutes (Jul 11th, 2020, 8:00AM PST)
||Everyday: Building the Field!
Every alternate "inhale" day, you'll get a daily prompt with a "head" reading, a "hands" practice, and a "heart" reflection. On the other "exhale" days, you'll be reading the live curriculum -- of reflections from podmates! -- and adding your responses to it.
Time: 1-3 flexible hours per day. It's self-regulated, depending on how deep you want to dive. :)
||Sun, Jul 18th: Group Call
In between, we will have a group call to see each other's smiles, explore edges, and engage with various guest speakers.
Time: 90 minutes (Jul 18th, 2020, 8:00AM PST)
||Everyday: Digging Deeper
Similar to inhale/exhale process of the previous week, but our themes of the week will be rooted in case studies of real-life experiences.
Time: 1-3 hours per day.
||Sun, Jul 25th: Closing Call
Our closing call, to summarize some of our learnings and explorations, with guest speakers and some fun surprises. :)
Time: 120 minutes (Jul 25th, 2022, 8:00AM PST)
To join, simply fill out the form below. As the circle host approves your application, you will receive a welcome email with your login information and next steps.