If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
I research and write about several passions, including coaching for meaningful conversations and transformational change, leadership, wisdom and extraordinary resilience and Post traumatic growth. I work in education, health care, and business.
I've been a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent of public schools.
How many years have you been teaching?:
Although my field is now organizational learning, I've been in education in one form or another since I was 21 years old. That's 35 years now!
"I love clay."
In 2000 as part of my doctoral program in organizational learning, I began a disciplined study looking into the nature of wisdom. My research focused on looking at the nature of human wisdom and it's relationship to loss and adversity. In 2006, I founded “Wisdom Out” through which my mission is to invent practical tools that take wisdom off the mountain and put them in the hands of people and teams so they can accomplish big things that make the world a better place. I'm a researcher, author, and speaker and am doing work I really love. I live in Oakland with my husband Len.
I was surprised by this too. When I taught many years ago, we had kids walk their parent's through their portfolios. This practice seems to have faded a bit. I think including the student more would give them the experience of empowerment and efficacy.