We encourage proposals from Gentle Teaching Communities and Mentors. The theme is Back to the Basics. Dr. John McGee focused on Companionship, the Four Pillars, Going for the Heart etc.
Join us for GTI 2017
Gentle teaching is the expression of what McGee describes as the Psychology of Interdependence. According to this psychology, every human being needs to live connected with others in an equal and mutual relationship, and embedded in a loving and caring community. This community invites the individual to develop his qualities for the benefit of himself/herself and the community.
The relationship, which is the basis for social development, is called companionship, and has four pillars:
Some of the over 50 Speakers at GTI 2016 Confernce in Akureyri Iceland
Andra Hall, Ed.D Director of Education Crotched Mountain Residential School USA
Dr. Brendan Maguire Ph.D Owner/Director Learning Together Ltd. Ireland
Brynja Vignisdóttir Divisional manager Nursing homes of Akureyri Iceland
Dr. Charles Woodard Ph.D Manager Seed Consultation Services, LLC Florida USA
Floris Van de Kamer Prinsenstichting in the Netherlands
Klaske Hoogstra Physical Therapist Zideris Board The Netherlands
Vivi Skou Leader Living Unit/ Gentle Teaching Denmark
Jan Holland Mentor/Consultant Gentle Teaching Consultant New Hampshire USA
Michael Lavis Executive Director Creative Options Regina (COR) Canada