Leadership Amongst Friends – An New Online Woodbrooke Course

I am co-facilitating an online course on Leadership Amongst Friends with Zelie Gross and John Gray, two Quakers from the U.K. The webinar begins on 23rd April and will go until 13th May 2018. How does leadership work in our non-hierarchical Society of Friends, and what does it mean to take a lead when workingContinue reading “Leadership Amongst Friends – An New Online Woodbrooke Course”

Quakerism 101: A Very Basic Introduction with Suggested Readings

Here is a short reading list with some basic background to the Quaker tradition in hopes of helping those who are getting started out and/or want to know more about the history, beliefs, and practice of the Religious Society of Friends. I hope that this list can be of use in folks’ quest to makeContinue reading “Quakerism 101: A Very Basic Introduction with Suggested Readings”

Creating a “Collaborative Syllabus” Using Trello

I believe very strongly in creating a participatory learning environment for students but when it comes to creating a syllabus it seems like the only option is to use the standard “banking” model of education (Freire). As the instructor for a course, I lay out specific texts, assignments and themes for the students to digest in classContinue reading “Creating a “Collaborative Syllabus” Using Trello”

Convers(at)ions in Community: On Creating Space for Dialogue Around the Sermon

This is a third post in a series of reflections on the nature of dialogue and transformation, or “convers(at)ion” as I am referring to it as for a little playfulness (see a and b). These are some ideas of how we try to inhabit some of the ideas of conversations/conversions within our faith community specifically aroundContinue reading “Convers(at)ions in Community: On Creating Space for Dialogue Around the Sermon”

Building a Participatory Pedagogy

Given my love for teaching, and my forced time off this winter semester, a time I would typically be teaching, and the various teaching opportunities I have with Camas Friends, I have been reflecting a lot on what it means for me to be an educator. I want to share some of the key building blocks I amContinue reading “Building a Participatory Pedagogy”