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Sacred Education – Panel Discussion
Monday, June 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
How do we, as the village that raises the leaders of tomorrow, teach today’s children to navigate a world that we’ve never lived in and have no idea how to navigate ourselves? This discussion is about techniques we can teach children and all the stakeholders in their lives to apply – techniques that can be used immediately; tools that make a difference.
~ Responding to stress and fear consciousness
~ Living in a world where authorities don’t have the answers
~ Raising children who can rise up to take leadership in the moment
~ Sacred food for children
– PHYL MACOMBER, M.S. ATP
Education Specialist, Keynote Speaker, &
Author of T.H.E. P.A.C.T.
President & CEO of Make A Difference, Inc. &
Practical Assistive Technology Solutions, Inc.
Phyl Macomber is an award-winning keynote speaker, author, and education specialist. Phyl has consulted with and trained thousands of teaching staff around the world. She was featured in the international best seller, the Common Threads Trilogy book series, as one of the top 100 empowering women from around the globe for being a passionate catalyst for systems change in education. In addition, Phyl worked with the television crew of ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with onsite identification, delivery, and set-up of design and technologies for a child in his new home, which was being built by this network.
Phyl has created a simple 4-step system for how to teach anything to anyone, called T.H.E. P.A.C.T., which is outlined in Phyl’s first book, The Power of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Since the framework’s inception in 2009, her research-based teaching strategies have been published in numerous articles featured in education publications. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is being successfully used across North America, in both the United States and Canada, and in parts of Australia, England, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and various countries in Africa.
Catherine Woods, a life-long educator, has advocated for childrens’ social and emotional health and wellness in their learning environments. Her work has also focused on ensuring equal access to quality educational opportunities for all students, most especially those with disabilities. Catherine has presented nationally on inclusion of students with disabilities, strategic planning, the use of Universal Design for Learning in transition programs, and educational leadership.
Annie Spade has been involved in Montessori education with 2-6 year olds for 40 years. She chose the Montessori model because it fosters the child’s sense of purpose and agency by honoring what Maria Montessori called “the inner teacher”. In 1983, Annie completed her first course in “The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd” – which allowed her to be informed and inspired since the beginning of her career by the universal spiritual capacities of young children. She continues to conduct weekly CGS sessions today.
In 1993, Annie co-founded a non-profit school just west of Austin, Texas. The school’s eight wild acres provide a rich setting for kindling her young students’ sense of wonder and belonging in the natural world. At the beginning of each day, Annie also practices silent meditation with the children, supported by basic indigenous practices (like drumming, rattling and chanting). And recently, she’s introduced them to the wider context and dynamics of the Universe, to which they have responded with enthusiasm and delight.
Dr. Tom Acklin
A leading-edge voice in neuroscience and GUT-BRAIN integrity, Dr. Tom brings his expertise to people suffering with autoimmune conditions and cancer. He is a specialist in brain health and mental stability, and has worked in Food-as-Medicine therapeutics for twenty years, passionate about helping us understand the power of the Microbiome in reversing almost everything we call modern disease. He practiced at Georgetown University Medical Center in the Department of Neurology in Washington DC, and is a Certified Practitioner with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown.
Dr. Tom is the Founder of All is Well Yoga Centers for Mind and Body Integration in the Washington DC metro area. He is an athlete of the body, mind and spirit, has practiced yoga for fifteen years, passionately believes in the curative energies of empowerment metaphysics, pay-it-forward healing dynamics, and the power of community and fellowship as therapeutics. He facilitates meditations internationally.
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Haseena Patel is a, relationship breakthrough coach, international speaker, yoga instructor, Akashic Records reader and teacher, poet and peace-builder from South Africa.
She works with clients globally to build successful relationships with themselves, their loved ones, their colleagues and the world they live in. Haseena is the author of 4 published books (2 are co-authored with her sister) and 1 soon-to-be-published book, titled: The Truth-Walker’s Journey: The UN-Becoming of Who You Are Not.
She is co-founder of Leave No Girl Behind International, an organisation that empowers girls worldwide through leadership, and is co-creator of the Bubbles Beyond Borders global campaign for gender equality, which focuses on summits to build self-worth. She is also a Deeptime student who believes in an interconnected world where all BE-ings are worthy.