About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... it helps me stay true to my heart.

A good day to me is when ... I have helped someone smile.

My hero in life is ...Mom, Gandhi, Peace Pilgrim, and you!

My favorite book is ...Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

One thing I'm grateful for is ... I remember how small I am in relation to the universe.


Teaching + T: The Way We Share

Jun 12, 2018, 4 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: The Way We Share. These three articles investigate the lens of learning through stories -- how a child's brains soaks in stories, how they influence our use of technology, and how they support interconnections in community.

Nuggets From Greg Tehven's Call

Jun 09, 2018, 6 smiles Today, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Greg Tehven. “I think we have to love our sense of place, and champion the heck out of it,” says Greg Tehven, who is turning the world of economic development on its head and inviting people to build the communities they want to live in. Confronted with the business failings of his beloved hometown of Fargo, North Dakota, he asked himself what the community could offer to the public that would help get it back on its feet. An unexpected answer surfaced, based on the city's small population and open spaces: drones. Fargo now hosts an annual drone conference attracting attendees from around the world. The town has quickly become an appealing city for college graduates, business leaders, and tech enthusiasts. Co-founder of Emerging Prairie, curator of TEDx Fargo, and host of a burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem, Tehven is changing what it ... Read Full Story

Teaching + T: Creating Conditions

May 29, 2018, 2 comments, 4 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Creating Conditions. As spring shifts into summer, three educators reflect on experiments in nurturing conditions for values to soar -- with a schoolwide restorative circle process, a community 'Heart March', and college lecture reflection on intrinsic motivations.

Teaching + T: Life Skills

May 15, 2018 Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Life Skills. To what extent do skills developed for school success align with those required to live meaningful lives? The stories below probe deeper into that question -- from a high school class embarking conducting first-hand interviews with inspired leaders, to a venture capitalist-turned film-producer's insights on educating for innovation, to curious research on school vs. life success.

Teaching + T: Beyond School Hours

May 01, 2018, 4 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: Beyond School Hours. From the joys (and motor skills) of preparing food, to designing cities for learning (like question prompts at supermarkets), to a mother's look at required versus spontaneous homework -- the stories below investigate opportunities for learning at home and in the rest of life.

Teaching + T: Avenues To Empathy

Apr 17, 2018, 2 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: Avenues To Empathy. From a mystery items with first graders to connecting global classrooms to tossing a gratitude emoji ball, these educators find diverse avenues to deepen in empathy.

Teaching + T: Grounded In Values

Apr 03, 2018, 3 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Grounded In Values. From diverse stories of youth empowerment, to the changing tides of our working world, to a hallway wall showcasing student beliefs -- these articles explore the potential and growing relevance of holding space for students to cultivate deeper grounding in their values.

Teaching + T: How We Learn

Mar 20, 2018, 2 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed How We Learn. The stories below highlight qualities of how we learn -- from a school's group dialogue to research that links success with healthy socio-emotional development, and reflection from college graduates on what it was all worth.

Teaching + T: In Place Of Fear

Mar 06, 2018, 4 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: In Place Of Fear. Amid news of youth violence, anxiety, and overstimulation, a quiet stream of extra"ordinary" teachers and innovators tap into nurturing nudges that deepen school social fabric, give life to off-screen communication, ignite inner awareness; and strengthen communities of learning.

Teaching + T: What Is It Worth?

Feb 20, 2018 Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: What Is It Worth?. "We do not remember days, we remember moments," wrote Italian author, Cesare Pavese. In the hustle and bustle of the end-of-February, these stories pause to reflect and remind us of the constellations of moments that construct a life -- and the hidden treasure trove of value embedded in each moment of care, presence, and creative exploration.