I’ve often described myself as having been educated in the School of Life… but my recent discovery of the YouTube channel going by that name has been a joyful revelation. Beautifully made, concise, colourful videos… means that catalysing a discussion on any number of topics with children or adults is made very, very easy. Packed… Continue reading The Latest, Greatest Discovery…
Take my favourite author, add to this my favourite of all his books, then add my favourite philosopher, mix them altogether and what do you get? About three hours of inspiring audio delights that absolutely moved my world. I don’t recommend this talk to anyone who hasn’t yet read ‘Island’. If you are one of… Continue reading Alan Watts Discusses Aldous Huxley’s ‘Island’
Inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka‘s One-Straw Revolution, I’ve written an article where I apply his ideas to the field of education: Read the article here: https://newparadigmeducation23.wordpress.com/philosophy/one-straw-education/
If you suspect that state education is falling far short of the mark but you can’t quite imagine what good education could look like…. watch this. Sands School, an excellent example of democratic education seems to be providing an excellent service that celebrates the creativity and the individuality of their students whilst building mutual consideration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyFRHW9OnHY The Spirit Science series was put together by Jordan Pearce, a young man whose sincerity and passion are unquestionable. I like the way he puts things together and this is highly recommended for anyone who’s interested in broadening their understanding of numbers and how they inter-relate with almost every aspect of human life.
Many thanks to Shawn for the invitation and a great interview: http://www.newparadigmradio.com/ian-powell/ Mostly touching on New Paradigm Education http://newparadigmeducation.co.uk Also mentioned: School in the Cloud – a global experiment in Self-Organized Learning Khan Academy – a non-profit organization providing free education online Tamera – A school and research station for realistic utopia
If you think that a superhero means a lycra-clad, masked and muscled man with magical powers, it might be time to update your ideas. A superhero does not have to mean some Nietzschean image of perfection the recent decades of superhero comics and graphic novels stand as testimony. Sometimes a superhuman achievement is just to make it… Continue reading What is a Superhero?
I like to consider myself an advocate for the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible. A salesman offering support for those invested in making that transition. It’s a voluntary position motivated by my own self-interest because I want to live in that world which could be slowly coming into view… a world of… Continue reading Salesman for a Better World
Are you an awakening superhero? This online community brought together by New Paradigm Education hosts live discussion groups and courses connecting a wide selection of luminaries and solutionaries who are all dedicated to being the change and working towards the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible. Please do check it out… School for the Awakening… Continue reading School for the Awakening Superhero