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My essay about Sisters Academy

When you are isolated in a universe, totally opposite to your everyday life, with all your schoolmates, all your teachers, all in same level, prepared to get inspired, challenged, something happens, something moves. If it is not your learning, it is your ability to learn. If not your excitement about Sisters Academy’s universe, then your excitement towards your daily school’s universe.  But definitely you will move. It is difficult to…

Essay

Essay about sisters by AS

My experiences with Sisters Academy

When I think back at my time at Sisters Academy, 3 things comes to my mind. The first thing is about learning. The Sisters Academy was an educational experiment, to see if students could learn more in another environment. I think my conclusion must be, that people are learning in a lot of different ways. Some learned more than the usually do, but others didn’t learn anything at all. I…

Three words

Three words – it is all it takes to describe what Sisters Academy was for me, what it did to me and why i find it very important! – Word 1. INTENSE Word 2. PROVOCATIVE Word 3. CALM Why these words? Keep Reading.   Intense I have in two weeks been inter-activated and learning in a different environment than usually, a very different environment. It was infected by the staff and…

How much will you risk at the academy?

After having finished the two-week manifestation, it occurred to me that focus seemed to slip among the teachers’ faculty – from being immerged in the sensuous universe with all the industrious, imaginative, playful thinking and experimenting which it entails to staying in the teachers’ backstage all the time – except for teaching hours and conference. Maybe people sought refuge from speaking an awkward English, or from being confronted with the…

Provoke the teachers!

Written 5 or 6 March. (I hope you understand my writing errors)   — We need to change the way our kids learn! A full day school would help, our kids´ can´t compet whit the world!   First of all, why? Why is it so, so important to compete? I know this is my own agenda and I will try to leave that out to give room for The Real…

Exploring emotional moments

What are the boundaries for exploring emotional effects in the class room? Students had been given a simple task for homework: 1. Have someone whisper in your ear – a poem, song lyric, any other text committed to heart. 2. Note down the sensation – not your feelings, musings, or a new poem – stay in the sensuous experience of the whispering. In class, they were asked to share their…

Notebook pages

Authority through ambiguity?

After I have invited the performers into my classroom I have both noticed and will now reflect upon the notion of authority created through performance with the students’ reaction central to my observations. I have realised that by turning my teaching into a performance, or by simply amplifying certain aspects of my personality (that is – according to the Sisters themselves what performance art actually is) then I can enhance…

My speech in Rhetorics about Sisters Academy

I chose my speech not to be very long because its more like a rhetorical conclusion and it doesn’t have to be long when its only supposed to make you question these two weeks: “In this universe you get so many impressions. So many things that makes you wonder. It can be good or it can be bad. But the question is; what can you bring with you? Which learning…