The poetry and dramatic writing started on the 8th of November 2022 and it will finish on the 8th of April 2023.
School of Heart
School of heart is an ongoing educational process. It is an experimental and experiential educational space for children and youngsters. It is open for educators, teachers, facilitators, artists and for everyone who wants to actively participate in the educational process.
School of Heart encourages a contemplative education that supports the analytical and intellectual education.
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" (quote attributed to Aristotle)
****School of Heart activities are now happening in the rural area of Romania.
In the activities that we have created until now we practice and learn the things that connect us to the heart: creativity, love, dance, freedom, artistic expression, kindness and innocence.
We learn how to love.
We learn to be kind.
We learn to speak nice.
We learn to be in integrity.
We start from this: each child is already a diamond.
Each child has its own style, its own way of being. It is the new.
Consequently, at School of Heart we have the capacity to observe the essence in each child and through discernment, reflection and our activities we make them aware of their own way of being.
We learn how to express ourselves.
We learn how to be creative.
We discover our own voice.
In our activities we encourage children to think on their own, to think critically, innovative and responsible.
We teach children several ways of connecting their reason to their hearts.
We encourage children to trust in themselves and in their own reasoning.
We teach children how to approach different perspectives in their minds.
We teach them how to express their own opinions.
We teach them how to be responsible with their words.
We teach them how to think clearly.
Collaboration is the core of our activities. Everything we do eventually has a purpose which is collaborating with others. After we have found our heart, we practiced our way of thinking and expressed it authentically, the greatest joy comes when we can create together,when we have a space where we can share with other people our ideas, feelings and opinions.
We develop a transparent way of communicating.
We learn how to listen when another person is speaking.
We learn how to manage conflicts and not hurt the people around us.
We learn to ask for help.
We learn to offer help.
We learn to work as a team.
School of Heart started in Cluj-Napoca at Nicolae Iorga School. Teodora was tutoring the 7-th grade. It was a period rich with challenges, hardships but, also, there were moments filled with beauty.
The Summer School happened beginning on the 20th of July 2022 and finished on the 28th of July 2022. The locations for the summer school activities were the villages Teaca and Lechința in Bistrița-Năsăud, county.
The second edition of the poetry and creative writing workshop happened between October 29th, 2021, and April 15th, 2022, online.