Tag Archives: liberatory praxis

Celebrating Possibilities

Carol A. Hand Who would believe it’s possible to witness lives transformed in the span of a mere 2 years by working together on a vision of what could be? Skills, knowledge and lasting bonds are built when everyone shows … Continue reading

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Relationships and Responsibility

Carol A. Hand What happens when people don’t show up or fail to fulfill their obligations to others? Do absences and empty spaces symbolize what’s wrong with the world today? *** *** How can we work toward a shared vision … Continue reading

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“Integrity vs. Despair”

Carol A. Hand The mean(ingless)-stream media circus continues Celebrating the latest ignorance and cruelty Seas, air and land poisoned by hubris and greed Drones and bombs shredding lives and livelihoods Millions of refugees searching for shelter I feel the earth … Continue reading

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Interstices – The Potent Space between Intentions and Outcomes

Carol A. Hand When a seed, bulb or idea is planted deep beneath the surface, unseen it’s not easy to predict if it will ever blossom Care and patience are essential but they’re not always enough *** *** Engaging in … Continue reading

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“More or Better?” – Revisited and Updated

Carol A. Hand For the past month, my friend, Cynthia Donner, and I have been working on revising a class focused on social justice. It’s been a daunting process to frame and describe the purpose and create new assignments. And … Continue reading

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Reflections about Creativity and Humility

Carol A. Hand I’m really not a writer, but here is the thing If I put ideas on paper and have the right opportunities I can build programs or teach classes and make those words sing With enough love for … Continue reading

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The Problem with Paradigms – Day Three

Carol A. Hand Once again I begin with gratitude to Rosaliene Bacchus for nominating me to participate in a challenge: “Three Quotes for Three Days.” Rosaliene, who can be found at Three Worlds One Vision, has a fascinating background. She … Continue reading

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Ah — The — Um — Clicker/ A Reblog

Carol A. Hand This was originally published on August 25, 2013. I thought of this experience again this morning when I decided to join my class via conference call rather than drive on hazardous snow-covered roads. It reminds me why … Continue reading

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December Reflections about the Art of Teaching

Carol A. Hand Moments connected through time help open up future possibilities Beginning with vague ideas about a new way to teach a subject Giving those ideas structures by planning an educational adventure Developing assignments to actively engage students in … Continue reading

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In the News – Standing Rock Veterans Heading to Flint

Carol A. Hand Building connections and taking a stand This legacy of Standing Rock brings so much hope People from many nations united to help one embattled community at a time So all have access to sacred water! Chi miigwetch … Continue reading

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