Enriching, liberating. Appreciative inquiry of all stakeholders. Empathy, encouragement. Professionalism. Integrity. Sincerity.
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Peter’s interests: Educational leadership, holistic health, alternative schools, holistic coaching for adolescents and families, leadership coaching, adult development and learning, curriculum development, teaching strategies, literacy strategies, content area development, environmental education, charter schools. Learn more about Peter at: Peter Berg
Personalized learning means that learner decides what to learn as well as how and when.
The opportunity to be part of the program has expanded my capacity to learn, my ability to dialogue and participate in meaningful conversation. It’s helping me to find tools to promote a more gentle activism towards a better world. Even being from a different country, it’s always possible to apply this new knowledge in my […]
My experience in SDGI has been overwhelmingly positive because of the support I have consistently received from all the faculty members I have worked with. I enrolled in SDGI with the goals of expanding my horizons as an educator and engaging in meaningful professional development. As I approach the completion of my degree this winter […]
Directed Studies at SDGI! Is There Ever a Place Where Learning Happens Without Human Presence? Relational Learning, Third Space The Circle of Mentoring and Learning A Learning History of a Forest-Based Nature Study at Quadra Elementary School Socially Engaged Art / Social Practice; A Performative Inquiry into the Role of Art, Artists (And Me) in […]
I have found the residency experience to be a great opportunity to meet people with the same passions. The courses in the program have enabled me to pursue personal interests within the education realm. The ability to design my own program after the core courses is more appealing to me than any program with a […]
How to start? Wonderfully self-directed and yet with support of elders who understand true mentoring…. when to help, when to challenge, when to advise and when to wait or let me struggle. I have been able to construct interdisciplinary independent studies, learning across many fields and integrating much learning. For a new mom, I have […]
Learners describe their experience in the Masters Program at the SelfDesign Graduate Institute Very rich! I have experienced learning in very deep and personal ways. I have pushed myself to learn and inquire beyond my expectations and have connected with mentors in what seems to be mutually beneficial ways. I believe that my learning in […]
Three Recent Directed Studies at SDGI Nature Immersion—How can I immerse myself in nature, to relax, to connect and to get guidance for my life here in my community? Embracing Personal Originality and Purpose as Means to Explore Emergent Leadership—What does sharing story with community look like? How do totems and symbols guide us into […]