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The book, Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity and Spiritual Awakening provides an excellent and indepth account of the ideas present on this site. I have applied the ideas to an educational context where as the book appeals to people in all fields.
Though on this site I advocate holistic development and suggest ILP as a framework for organizing one's development, ILP is not the key focus. The focal point I hope to present is the need for teachers to take their own development as seriously as they take their pupils'.
Many educators are familiar with Piaget, Vygotsky and Bruner, but fail to recognize the need for their own continued development in all spheres. We are still developing as adults. By turning attention towards our growth, we can be better teachers day after day and improve our lives and the lives of our students.
“Integral Life Practice is a way of organizing the many practices handed down through the centuries - along with those developed at the cutting edge of psychology, consciousness studies, and other leading fields - using a framework optimized for life in the 21st century.”
ILP organizes your development into four main modules with several optional modules. Looking to develop your mind, body, shadow and spirit? Click on the "ILP for Teachers" tab at the top of this page to learn more about Holistic Personal Development.
Holistic Professional Development is intimately linked to personal development. Many personal practices affect one's professional life profoundly. Click on the "ILP for Teachers" tab at the top of this page to learn more about Holistic Professional Development.
My name is Joshua Jones and I am an elementary school teacher from Mississauga, ON. I have created this site as a project for a course called Holistic Approaches to Information Technology from OISE, University of Toronto. I am very passionate about Holistic Education and Human Development as well as Subject Integration. I am very inspired by the work of Ken Wilber and hope to apply his ideas to elementary education by organizing fragmented subjects and topics into a cohesive, holistic curricular design.
INTEGRAL LIFE PRACTICE IN YOUR LIFE
Integral Life Practice
Integral Life Practice (2008)