One of the positives of my Northern adventure is the accompanying intellectual growth.
I find teaching much more interesting this time ’round. For example, The Principal Qualifications Courses (Parts I & II) have proven to be surprisingly thought provoking.
I have an interest in mindfulness and non-violent communication. Well it turns out educators do too. Learning about Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people has introduced me to a new field of interest: Restorative Practices (also know as restorative justice).
These fields are, much to my surprise, being integrated and my to-read list currently has a draft of a new book by Joe Brummer: “Building a Trauma Informed Restorative Culture In The School Setting” (working title).
I’ve signed up for an insight meditation retreat. The 7 day silent retreat is scheduled for this summer. The leader of the retreat has suggested two exciting books:
Without Buddha I Could Not Be A Christian by Paul Knitter
Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein.
Currently I am reading “say what you mean”, a book integrating non-violent communication and mindfulness.
I have a number of books on my shelf that I still need to get to about Indigenous Culture and experience:
7 Fallen Feathers
God Is Red
Children of the Broken Treaty
Take a moment to leave me a comment about what you are reading.