I feel full. I am stuffed to the brim with ideas, with new ways of thinking and moving. In fact, my world has gotten a whole lot bigger. Right now I don't know what to do with all this new information. I can not process it fast enough. It is still sinking in, and I feel it washing over me. I have been taking regular yoga and Feldenkrais classes and they have brought to light so many new ideas on approaching movement. I have been reading book after book on education, which has made me realize I've never considered what education is and what it can be. I have always taken it at face value.
In 1897, John Dewey wrote his Pedagogic Creed and included five different sections.
What education is
What the school is
The subject matter of education
The nature of method
The school and social progress
Martha Wittmann said "To be a teacher rather than just a collector of different ways of moving, you have to have some kind of personal belief or vision." Where do I stand? What do I believe in? What do I value? How would I state what dance education is, what my role is as a teacher, the approach I take, what exactly I'm trying to teach ,and the role of dance in society? These are big questions, and it is my hope that my answers to them will grow with time. Right now it is enough to just ask.