Gentle Teaching International Conference, Portugal 2023

Worldwide practitioners of GENTLE TEACHING and their communities have connected in Portugal for three days of dialogue and in-depth reflections & celebrations about GENTLENESS, HOPE and FREEDOM. Sharing this time together is filled with stories, resources, and inspiration, as this global community rediscovers the collective presence that is experienced as a whole, greater than the […]

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On the Road, In the Direction of Gentle Teaching

IGT Connector Dr. Charles W. Woodard is speaking to the theme of BE THE DIFFERENCE at the 24th Annual Families and Fathers Conference in Los Angeles on April 23. His presentation, How Fathers Can Be What They Expect to See, is a workshop for empowering fathers to be “Gentle Teachers;” positive role models from whom […]

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having a direction to take

    With a fiery passion, Dr. John McGee entered the world of loving and interacting with marginalized Individuals, especially those with most severe disabilities. His His life’s work and teachings entered the hearts of service providers across the globe, and challenged the status quo of institutionalized standards and solutions and practices of inhumane behavior […]

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cultivating ‘true learning’

The idea of “true learning” was formulated by humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987), whose teachings validated a critical aspect about social-emotional development. “For a person to grow, they need an environment that provides them with genuineness (openness and self-disclosure), acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard), and empathy (being listened to and understood). Without these […]

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a lasting impression

How did you hear about Gentle Teaching? Were you inspired by a moment or a connection that stirred your heart or rekindled hope? Or were you moved by the many steps of a journey that left a lasting impression? Whether you are just learning about Gentle Teaching for the first time, have become curious or […]

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who is a MENTOR?

The role of “mentor” can be a teacher, caregiver, facilitator, therapist, parent, partner, friend, etc., who incorporates the four lessons or “pillars’ of a Gentle Teaching pedagogy into their practice, and applies the interdependent principles of the relationship-building framework to their interactions. A framework of Gentle Teaching cultivates a relational dynamic that is critical for […]

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