Nurturing Communities are those in which we:
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Expect everyone to contribute;
everyone to grow.
Learn by teaching;
Grow by giving.
Respect everyone’s needs, skills, and
Compassionate Pioneers are those who not
only reach beyond their own limits and lead the way in developing or trying new
options, but who also encourage and help their colleagues to take the same
path. Perhaps only a few of us can be “Compassionate Pioneers,” but most of us can
engage occasionally in acts of “Compassionate
Pioneering” – and we should do so as often as we can.
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is connectedness? It is a sense
of being a part of something larger than oneself.
It is a sense of belonging, or a sense of accompaniment.
It is that feeling in your bones
that you are not alone. It is a
sense that, no matter how scary things may become, there is a hand for you in
the dark. While ambition drives
us to achieve, connectedness is my word for the force that urges us to ally,
to affiliate, to enter into mutual relationships, to take strength and to grow
through cooperative behavior." [p. 196]
Edward M. Hallowell’s definition of “connectedness”
Related Resources and Writings
W. Gilbert, President, TLT Group
Gandhi's "Seven Blunders of the World"
That Lead to Violence ...Plus 5
Steve Gilbert's audio-narrated slideshow
offering an introduction to
Connectedness, and Info. Tech. in Higher Education" (approx. 8
Why bother to use new technology, to
support change, to build community? Why bother to keep trying to improve teaching and learning... with
technology? Includes both practical and visionary answers.
Technology, and the Human Spirit
Cures Sadness -- Excerpt from T. H. White's Once
& Future King
"You Are Not Alone!"
Babies.— and other Near Life Experiences
Excerpts from AAHESGIT Posting by Steven W. Gilbert, June 18, 1996
text of AAHESGIT Posting #127 10/29/01
Instant Messaging, & Other Forms of Maintaining Connections
[Steve Gilbert's Posting to AAHESGIT of 11/00]
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