Teach Me to Fly
Insights into Early Childhood Neohumanist Education
By Nancy Niiti Gannon
- Young children’s minds are extra-ordinary
- Emotional and ethical learning are the most important subjects of a school’s curriculum.
- Educators can nurture children’s imagination and creativity through explorative processes.
- Teachers’ characters directly reflect on their capacity to teach.
Teach Me to Fly contains a myriad of exciting ideas regarding early childhood education, inspired by the theories of Meta-Thinker Shrii P.R. Sarkar. He said, “An educator’s aim is to motivate a child to desire to assimilate the entire universe.”
Adults can encourage children to see the universe as a tapestry with every thread, every aspect, interwoven with all else. As children tug and pull at knowledge, they unravel mystery everywhere. Teachers delight in the mystery and excitement of learning along with children. Teach Me to Fly approaches education from a spiritual angle, which will soften the hearts and sharpen the minds of adults caring for young children.
Nancy “Niiti” Gannon has twenty-five years of experience in early childhood education. She opened and directed preschools in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Guam. Other publications include For Universal Minds, three books co-authored with Jane “Ketana” Bardwell: Safe and Sound, Who Am I?, and I Can Draw the Sun, as well as a book on yoga psychology, Head in the Stars, Feet on the Ground and an autobiography Meetings with My Master.
Shri Tejpal Singh Nimbekar was an active member of Ananda Marga Gurukula in India since its inception in 1990. He passed away on October 25, 2018 while in Helsinki, Finland. On behalf of the global Gurukula family, we offer our heartfelt condolences to all in his family. His devotion, dedication and surrender remain an inspiration to all of us.
Ac. Shambhushivananda Avadhuta,
Kulapati, Ananda Marga Gurukula