Sunday Evening Reflection: Lois Hole – A Life Well Lived

Whenever I travel to St. Albert, Alberta, my first visit is to the St. Albert Public Library. In front of the library doors, the bronze sculpture of Lois Hole, entitled “Legacy of Love & Learning” welcomes me with a poignant reminder of a life well-lived. “The monument was created by the renowned Alberta sculptor BarbaraContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Lois Hole – A Life Well Lived”

The Legacy

Education’s legacy is hope… freedom… and the power to change the world. May we bequeath this inheritance to our children…   “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Victor Hugo “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” George Washington Carver “Education is the most power weapon which you canContinue reading “The Legacy”

The Experience Journey

I knew a great deal at 18 and even more when I was 21.  By the time I reached 25, I was not quite as certain.  That was the age when I realized experience was the mechanism for integrating knowledge.  And that was when the journey began… “I think everyone should go to college andContinue reading “The Experience Journey”

Education – Are we still learning?

“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” Erich Fromm Schools and universities have a mandate to educate.  To that end, they have created measurements systems and standardized tests to quantify whether or not learning has occurred. As adults, how doContinue reading “Education – Are we still learning?”

Education & Learning – Are they the same?

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Albert Einstein “We have sold ourselves into a fast food model of education, and it’s impoverishing our spirit and our energies as much as fast food is depleting our physical bodies.”  Sir Ken Robinson The age old debate of whether education and learning areContinue reading “Education & Learning – Are they the same?”

Education – The Gift of Life

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”  John Dewey   The measure of any civilization is how they transfer knowledge from generation to generation.  A culture that grants exclusive  knowledge rights to their chosen elite will never experience long term well-being or sustainability. Education breathes life into a society that believes everyoneContinue reading “Education – The Gift of Life”