PLAN
 Sastric references
 Beyond academics
 Ideas
 Implementation tools
 Importance of Inquiry in Education
 The Cho...
SRILA PRABHUPADA
 “Real education means solving all life's problems.”
- Teachings of Lord Kapila
 “Education means one b...
WHO IS LEARNED?
 matrvat para-daresu para-dravyesu lostra-vat
atmavat sarva-bhutesu yah pasyati sa panditah
"One who cons...
STUDENTS SHOULD TEACH
 That is the way of Indian teaching, that there is one teacher, and how
he's managing hundreds? Tha...
MEEK AND HUMBLE
 As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, a person who is
actually a brahmana and is very learned must
automatical...
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10%
Read
20%
Hear
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See
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See &
Hear
70%
Discuss
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Teach
We learn ...
Wi...
IDEAS
 Goals Beyond Academics
 Educating intelligence plus change of heart
 Character and competence
 Coaching and men...
IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS
 Prepare – Perticipate - Perform
 Weekly Life Organizer (for goals and daily action)
 Personal Coa...
PREPARE
 Personal study and pre-work
 Establishing learning and service goals
 Identifying helpful resources and suppor...
PARTICIPATE
Participation in a course or a workshop can be a tremendous
catalyst for change. Such an experience provides:
...
PERFORM
 Weekly Life Organizer
 Personal Coaching
 Self-paced learning
 Web-based tools
 Renewal workshops
 Online l...
FOLLOW UP RESULTS
 Clear, written results
 How much knowledge has been converted into
improved Vaisnava behavior and ser...
FOLLOW UP AGREEMENTS
 Desired Results
 Guidelines
 Resources
 Accountability
 Consequences
IMPORTANCE OF INQUIRY
IN EDUCATION
 Athato brahma jijnasa
 SB 1.2.5
 Better questions – better answers
 Intelligent st...
INQUIRY
 Great results begin with great questions
 A question not asked is a door not opened
 Better questions bring be...
ALBERT EINSTEIN
 “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life
depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55
mi...
Q-STORMING
 Rather than seeking new answers and solutions, create as
many new questions as possible.
 Get the best answe...
Q-STORMING
 Based on three premises:
1) Great results begin with great questions
2) Most problems can be solved with enou...
Q-STORMING
 Done with a group or team of devotees, when exploring
ideas and possibilities.
 In goal-oriented conversatio...
NEGATIVE QUESTIONS
1. What’s wrong (with me/others)?
2. Whose fault is it?
3. How can I prove I’m right?
4. Why is that pe...
SUCCESS QUESTIONS
1. What do I want?
2. What assumptions am I
making and what are the
facts?
3. What am I responsible for?...
KRSNA CONSCIOUS QUESTIONS
 What is the most Krsna conscious thing to do in this
situation?
 How can I see this through t...
SUMMARY
 Education is meant to improve character and competence
of devotees
 Better to learn less but learn it, teach it...
PROPOSALS
 Work to broaden our vision of education, based on Srila
Prabhupada’s teachings
 Educational team makes a plan...
THANK YOU KINDLY!
http://gitacoaching.blogspot.com
akrura@gmail.com
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Education And Follow Up

  1. 1. PLAN  Sastric references  Beyond academics  Ideas  Implementation tools  Importance of Inquiry in Education  The Choice Map, Q-Storming  Proposals
  2. 2. SRILA PRABHUPADA  “Real education means solving all life's problems.” - Teachings of Lord Kapila  “Education means one becomes a gentleman.” - Lecture BG 4.14-19 New York 3 August 1966  “Education means one is very gentle and learned. “ - Lecture SB 1.2.6 Mauritius 5 October 1975
  3. 3. WHO IS LEARNED?  matrvat para-daresu para-dravyesu lostra-vat atmavat sarva-bhutesu yah pasyati sa panditah "One who considers another's wife as his mother, another's possessions as a lump of dirt and treats all other living beings as he would himself, is considered to be learned.” - Canakya Pandita SB 9.10.27 Purport
  4. 4. STUDENTS SHOULD TEACH  That is the way of Indian teaching, that there is one teacher, and how he's managing hundreds? That means there are groups. One who is elderly student, he's taking some beginners: "Write a or A like this." That he can teach. What he has learned, he can teach. Similarly, next group, next group.  So in this way, one teacher can manage hundreds of students of different categories. This is organization. Not that everything I have to do. I cannot teach anybody to do it. That is not intelligence. Intelligence is that employ others to help you.  Train assistant so that in your absence things can be done. So the elderly students, they could be ...  Everyone should be teacher and student.  Room Conversation -- July 31, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm)
  5. 5. MEEK AND HUMBLE  As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, a person who is actually a brahmana and is very learned must automatically become very gentle also.  If a person does not become meek and humble, all his studies of the Vedas and Puranas and his vast knowledge of the sastras are simply outward dress, like the costume of a theatrical artist dancing on the stage.  Krsna Book 78
  6. 6. 0 20 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 10% Read 20% Hear 30% See 50% See & Hear 70% Discuss 80% Experi- ence 95% Teach We learn ... William Glasser Institute
  7. 7. IDEAS  Goals Beyond Academics  Educating intelligence plus change of heart  Character and competence  Coaching and mentoring for students  GITA Model (Goals – Ideas – Tests – Action)  Students’ Mutual Coaching (Personal Questions, Feedforward, GITA Model)  Learn by teaching (William Glasser Institute)  Teach less for more  Misuse of sastra for misbehavior
  8. 8. IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS  Prepare – Perticipate - Perform  Weekly Life Organizer (for goals and daily action)  Personal Coaching (for personal empowerment and performance)  The Learner/Teacher Approach and Three-Person Teaching (students should teach, “Eeach one teach one while being taught by one”)  Win-Win-Win Agreements  Inquiry
  9. 9. PREPARE  Personal study and pre-work  Establishing learning and service goals  Identifying helpful resources and support systems  Linking course content to your and ISKCON’s goals
  10. 10. PARTICIPATE Participation in a course or a workshop can be a tremendous catalyst for change. Such an experience provides:  Focused concentration and immersion in a learning experience.  Sharing among participants that facilitates implementation and service improvement.  The creation of ongoing learning relationships among participants.  A safe place to experiment and practice new behaviors.  Exposure to other perspectives and active dialogue.  Inspiration, motivation, and vision to change behavior.
  11. 11. PERFORM  Weekly Life Organizer  Personal Coaching  Self-paced learning  Web-based tools  Renewal workshops  Online learning networks  Three-Person Teaching (“Each one teach one ... “)  Follow Up Agreements
  12. 12. FOLLOW UP RESULTS  Clear, written results  How much knowledge has been converted into improved Vaisnava behavior and service?  Vaisnava behavior and service is actively supported through effective tools, follow-up events, coaching, and other assistance.
  13. 13. FOLLOW UP AGREEMENTS  Desired Results  Guidelines  Resources  Accountability  Consequences
  14. 14. IMPORTANCE OF INQUIRY IN EDUCATION  Athato brahma jijnasa  SB 1.2.5  Better questions – better answers  Intelligent student – intelligent questions
  15. 15. INQUIRY  Great results begin with great questions  A question not asked is a door not opened  Better questions bring better answers  Self-questions and interpersonal questions  Problem-oriented or solution-oriented  Negative Questions or Success Questions
  16. 16. ALBERT EINSTEIN  “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
  17. 17. Q-STORMING  Rather than seeking new answers and solutions, create as many new questions as possible.  Get the best answers and solutions by asking the best questions first.  Questions open thinking.  Empowers collaborative, creative and strategic thinking.  A tool for moving beyond limitations in perception and thinking and advancing to new, extraordinary solutions and answers.  Used to greatly improve decision making, problem solving, strategic planning, and innovation.
  18. 18. Q-STORMING  Based on three premises: 1) Great results begin with great questions 2) Most problems can be solved with enough of the right questions 3) The questions we ask ourselves often provide the most fruitful openings for new thinking and possibilities
  19. 19. Q-STORMING  Done with a group or team of devotees, when exploring ideas and possibilities.  In goal-oriented conversations between two devotees, for example, in coaching, leadership, management, or other departments.  Can be done in person or online, with a global devotee team or a devotee in a different geographic location.  Sharpens intelligence and memory
  20. 20. NEGATIVE QUESTIONS 1. What’s wrong (with me/others)? 2. Whose fault is it? 3. How can I prove I’m right? 4. Why is that person so stupid and frustrating? 5. Haven’t we already been there, done that? 6. How will this make things worse? 7. How can I be in control? 8. Why bother?
  21. 21. SUCCESS QUESTIONS 1. What do I want? 2. What assumptions am I making and what are the facts? 3. What am I responsible for? 4. What am I missing or avoiding? 5. What is the other person thinking, feeling, wanting? 6. What’s there to accept and forgive in myself/others? 7. What questions should I ask myself and/or others? 8. What can I learn: …from this person or situation? …from this mistake or failure? …from this success? 9. How else can I think about this? 10. How can I make this a win- win? 11. What’s possible? 12. What action steps make the most sense?
  22. 22. KRSNA CONSCIOUS QUESTIONS  What is the most Krsna conscious thing to do in this situation?  How can I see this through the eyes of sastra?  What would please Krsna here?  What would Prabhupada do in this situation?  What would I do now if Prabhupada was watching?  What is the spiritual test that I have to pass here?  What can I learn from this that will help me be more Krsna conscious?  How is this an opportunity to surrender to Krsna?
  23. 23. SUMMARY  Education is meant to improve character and competence of devotees  Better to learn less but learn it, teach it and apply it well  Skilled Inquiry could vastly improve learning and application  Education is meant to create leaders, preachers and spiritual guides for devotees and other people  Education with a Follow Up in the form of Personal Coaching, Inquiry, Mutual Coaching, Personal Planning and Three-Person Teaching could bring much greater results for all concerned
  24. 24. PROPOSALS  Work to broaden our vision of education, based on Srila Prabhupada’s teachings  Educational team makes a plan how to add Follow Up to education and take better, holistic care of the students  Helping students succeed as devotees, family members and citizens become an important goal of education  Involve devotees who could help with the enrichment of the educational programs  How? (More details available)
  25. 25. THANK YOU KINDLY! http://gitacoaching.blogspot.com akrura@gmail.com

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