6 Commitments for Transformative Education
I understand the success of learning is dependent on my personal ownership for making meaningful positive learning experiences for myself and others.
I, therefore, make the following commitments:
I will participate in activities that help others learn more about me, which helps me learn more about others, and that stimulates my thinking about the topics we will be exploring.
I take responsibility for making sure the classroom activities meet my needs by promising to help co-design activities, evaluate the experience prior to, during, and after events.
I understand that being in a classroom community will require an inclusive and welcoming setting. I, therefore, commit to seek to understand and respond to individuals in a way that values all ideas, beliefs, and ways of knowing.
I also understand that learning is necessary hard work which takes time, may be emotional and have frustrating ups and downs. I, therefore, commit to serve as a role model by demonstrating a willingness to learn, to take risks, to trust, to be vulnerable, to honor, and to change.
I know that seeking understanding requires thoughtful questioning, openness to many viewpoints, and may change over time. I, therefore, commit to a search for deeper understandings in a way that evokes deeper questions, not final answers.
Finally, I understand that one of the most important outcomes of our time together is our response to the topics discussed, but that this is only a first step forward. I, therefore, commit to continue to contribute my gifts and talents to the community and share my success stories and concerns and challenges with others as I pursue the goals of learning.