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Travel Theme: Inviting

Travel Theme: Inviting.

Some of the reading I have done for my dissertation has focused on the idea that teaching is an invitation into learning. I recall cold Alberta days when I would take out books and read. I never left the warm confines of the house, yet I traveled the world.

Teaching and learning are invitational. The John Muir quote in Ese’s post is easily reworded. It is not just the mountains calling. It is the world and the universe. Subjects come alive and speak to us when they hold meaning.

Teaching cannot guarantee learning. What it can do is provide spaces where learning happens as students find the subjects speaking to them. We, in turn, respond and a life-long conversations are struck up. Living and learning entangle and are inseparable.


But Listen to Me.

But Listen to Me.

This is another Rumi quote. When we pause for a moment and are mindful, we hear the blessings drop their blossoms around us like flowers opening petals for us.


But listen to me.

For one moment quit being sad.

Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.

– Rumi

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