Sacred Learning Spaces As Sanctuary

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by Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk with Paul Dull and Mark Ponstine “So the classroom where truth is central will be a place where every stranger and every strange utterance is met with welcome” (Palmer, “To Know,” 74). In our research to unpack Sacred Space Pedagogy (SSP) over the past five years, it has become increasingly evident […]

If Walls Could Talk

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by Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk with Becca Brasser, John Booy, Mark Ponstine, and Frency Frans How do we make or miss opportunities to design our teaching spaces as safe places? If we trust that places and pedagogical practices are marked by hospitality, safety, and nurturing, then how much attention should we give the physical spaces themselves? […]

Grace in the Midst of Missteps

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by Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk with Becca Brasser, Shanna Pargellis, Frency Frans, Livy Fusta, Emily Terpstra, and Glenda Hicks “The quality of human life on our planet is nothing more than the sum total of our daily interactions with one another”  (Tutu 4). Observing Forgiveness Routines As we listened and asked questions at the schools we […]