"Grandfather never answered any of our questions the way most people would answer a question. He would either point us in the direction of the answer, or ask us a series of questions, all designed to make us think. A "coyote teacher" makes every learning experience exciting, something we desperately want to know. He planned each lesson like a chess game or jigsaw puzzle, where one teaching led to another. But he never forced any teaching on us; instead, he maneuvered the situation so we had to know, had to go on. "How do we build a shelter?" we would ask. He would answer "Ask the squirrels." We would ask "How does a bow-drill fire work?" and he would answer "Rub your hands together." Or we would ask "How can we track foxes better?" and he would reply "Track mice." He made each teaching special, exciting, and something we desperately needed to know. And as always, the lessons would go far deeper than just the superficial, reaching to all realms of our lives."
-- Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children
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Price: $4000 Deposit:
$400 Prerequisite: Philosophy
1 Limit: 40 Students
This is a series of classes that will teach the student how to teach the philosophy, spirituality, and
techniques that they have learned in the Philosophy Classes. The teaching of
these classes goes far beyond the simple realm of teaching on a physical and
emotional level, following a written outline. That approach is but a
small percentage of the real teaching going on, on a deeply
spiritual level. These classes will teach the student
how to teach from the place of "trilogy" where the physical and
spiritual are balanced and the teaching go deep
into your studentís spiritual life.
Not only will one learn to teach another on a one on one basis, but also
how to teach children of all ages, nurturing their spiritual gifts from a very
Another important aspect of this class is that I am teaching
the instructors that will assist me when I begin doing the weekend Philosophy
workshops throughout the country and even internationally. I developed a format of teaching where I can bring the
basics of the Philosophy Workshop into a weekend class and set these classes up
in various locations.
This way Grandfathers' Philosophy will reach many people who
can not find the time to attend the week long Philosophy I workshops. I
will be eventually calling on the graduates of this class to help set up and
assist me in teaching these classes.
Dates:(All meetings begin at 2pm on the first day and end
around 4pm on the last day)
1. Saturday November 14-Monday November 16th, 2009
2. Friday February 26-Monday March 1stth, 2010 Extended
3. Sunday June 13-Saturday 19th, 2010 Extended
4. Friday August 6th-Sunday August 8th, 2010
A deposit of $400
is due at registration to secure your place in the class.
There is a $360 payment due on the first of each month
starting October 1, 2009 and ending with a final payment on July 1st, 2010.