Tao-Centered Schools

by Teri L Hooper

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/1/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781452551241
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781452551234

About the Book

Do you feel like our schools only meet the needs of the compliant, middle-of-the-road child? Do you feel like our schools only value certain talents and strengths? Many of the cookie-cutter policies come from politicians who are more concerned about getting re-elected and less concerned about the thousands of teachers trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Using the principles of the Tao De Ching could dramatically change the climate of our schools. Applying those ideals could change the way we look at education and could alone produce remarkable results.

About the Author

As a public school elementary teacher for twenty-five years, Teri watched as politics and money started to have corrupting effects on her students and her school. She struggled daily to provide quality instruction while having to meet the ridiculous, time-consuming requirements of the bureaucracy outside the classroom walls.

While reading about the Tao De Ching during one summer vacation, Teri felt frustrated and optimistic at the same time. She set out to change the environment inside her four walls using the principles of the Tao.

Teri unexpectedly found herself on permanent disability. She began journaling as a way of coping with the huge life change. The words of the Tao kept coming to mind when Teri wrote about what she dreamed would be the perfect school situation.

Teri has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in elementary education, with a minor in human development. She also has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Chapman University. Reading metaphysical, spiritual, and inspirational books has been her passion for over twenty years.

Teri is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. She has lived in Southern California for twenty-four years.