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Sisters Academy in:
DK, GL, ISL, SE

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How much will you risk at the academy?

After having finished the two-week manifestation, it occurred to me that focus seemed to slip among the teachers’ faculty – from being immerged in the sensuous universe with all the industrious, imaginative, playful thinking and experimenting which it entails to staying in the teachers’ backstage all the time – except for teaching hours and conference. Maybe people sought refuge from speaking an awkward English, or from being confronted with the…

Provoke the teachers!

Written 5 or 6 March. (I hope you understand my writing errors)   — We need to change the way our kids learn! A full day school would help, our kids´ can´t compet whit the world!   First of all, why? Why is it so, so important to compete? I know this is my own agenda and I will try to leave that out to give room for The Real…

Exploring emotional moments

What are the boundaries for exploring emotional effects in the class room? Students had been given a simple task for homework: 1. Have someone whisper in your ear – a poem, song lyric, any other text committed to heart. 2. Note down the sensation – not your feelings, musings, or a new poem – stay in the sensuous experience of the whispering. In class, they were asked to share their…

Notebook pages

Authority through ambiguity?

After I have invited the performers into my classroom I have both noticed and will now reflect upon the notion of authority created through performance with the students’ reaction central to my observations. I have realised that by turning my teaching into a performance, or by simply amplifying certain aspects of my personality (that is – according to the Sisters themselves what performance art actually is) then I can enhance…