Experiencing Education for Life
Course Dates and Meeting Times
This online course consists of 4 discussion sessions plus recordings of the concepts, each 1 hour long. There is about an hour and a half homework per week.
The next course time: 9:00 am, PST
February 12, 26
March 12, 26
This course is for teachers, parents, and everyone working with children.
This five-class series offers the opportunity to explore Education for Life “from the inside, out”. Participants will experience the three elements that provide the basis for Education for Life (EFL): the consciousness of the teacher or parent, the ability to connect with each child fully and clearly, and the direction of growth that is to be encouraged. In this course participants experience the power of these elements and cultivate their own skills in these areas.
In this course you will:
1) Use the Life Skill Action Charts to focus attention on specific aspects of growth like Building Will Power, Expanding Sensitivity, and Developing Concentration.
2) Keep a journal of your interactions with children, experimenting with various aspects of the EFL approach.
3) Study the book Out of the Labyrinth to learn the conceptual basis for all aspects of Education for Life.
4) Practice meditation and other centering techniques that help clarify consciousness and allow for more authentic interactions with children.
This combination of experiential and theoretical approaches provides the best possible foundation for sharing EFL principles with children.
In addition to the online class time, students will need about half an hour a day to fulfill the various course requirements.
Classes are limited to twelve participants and use the Zoom meeting platform. This provides a live, interactive session where you can see and hear the teacher and other participants. You will need a good internet connection with an upload speed of at least 1.5Mbps and a webcam.
Certificate of Completion
Students who successfully complete all assignments for this course can request a Certificate of Completion.
This course is a step toward receiving an Education for Life Teaching Certificate.
This was posted for 1st graders on the first day after switching to online schooling instead of onsite schooling. This fun video was designed to teach English to the first graders at the Lila EFL School in Slovenia.