My most autobiographical essay, I discuss my history of relating to the creative muse and general principles that can assist anyone in relating to the creative process. Besides the article I wrote for Holistic Education Review, Crossing the Great Stream—-Education and the Evolving Self, this essay has the most to say about my philosophy of education.
Explore insights into education based on fourteen year teaching career
Explore some unusual perspectives on education based on a fourteen year teaching career. Jonathan taught for six years in a public high school in the South Bronx where he was also the building security coordinator. He also taught eight years in Long Island, New York as a teacher in both an alternative school and in the regular English department. He was also a wilderness guide and mentor for young people continuing into the present. “Crossing the Great Stream.—Education and the Evolving Self,” an article published in Holistic Education Review, discusses what he learned about education while he was in the midst of his teaching career. “The Path of the Numinous…,” an essay about creativity, also delves into why he left teaching disillusioned with the system, and suggests a healthier path of learning