One way to learn…
One way to teach…
Laguna Beach, CA. Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe
Inspired by “the way,” or Tao:
The Tao makes no effort at all
yet there is nothing it doesn’t do
if a ruler (professor) could uphold it
the people (students) by themselves would change
and changing if their desires stirred
he (she) could make them still
with simplicity that has no name
and stilled by nameless simplicity
they would not desire
and not desiring be at peace
the world (classroom) would fix itself
A metaphor, an ideology to guide the learning process.
We write. We strive for “nameless simplicity.”
We forget desire – for a “perfect” grade, for a “perfect” student, for a “perfect” assignment.
We find peace with the learning process because we learn together. We are all authors, joining in the unending conversation.