Dear GT friends,
Many of us met in Denmark , and once more we had some great days together in a great conference. Lots of people had the chance to tell about the great work being done in many countries all over the globe, and as always, these workshops are most interesting.
Of course everybody enjoyed a [...]
Dear GT friends,
Statutes of GTI (draft), October 2011
The name of the association is: GTI, Gentle Teaching International.
The official international homepage is www.gentleteaching.com
The purpose of the association is to take care of the interests of everybody involved in Gentle Teaching, one way or another, in order to improve and develop the philosophy of GT throughout the world.
We work [...]
Dear GTI Friends, Happy New Year!
It took some time to gather some informations, but now it might be the right moment to build up our GTI!
It was really nice to receive all your very positive reactions on being on this board. We are still groaning a little I think..but of course there is a limit. [...]
Four hundred sixty human beings in the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Asunción, Paraguay, make a cry for justice. This report voices their plea. We write it and submit it to the parties with the deepest respect and hopefulness. We hope that the parties respond to these findings in a spirit of generosity with their ears and [...]
Based on a study at a group home for demented elderly in Japan
The possibilities of gentle teaching in the care of dementia
Based on a study at a group home for demented elderly
Kenji MASUOKA*, Masahiro SATO**, Maki HORI**, Sanae HARADA**,
Yumiko TANABE**, Chiaki ISIDA**, Noriko FUJIWARA**,
Hideko HOSHIJIMA**, Masami ISHII**, Seiichiro WATANABE***
Companionship, Safety and security, Human engagement, Unconditional [...]
What’s a QR Code and why is it important. WikiPedia tells us
“A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively[clarification needed] large storage capacity. The code consists of black [...]
We must find joy in the midst of sorrow. In the most difficult encounters it can only be found in our hope. The mother and children in the picture above are obviously suffering. If we were to encounter them, we should ask ourselves what might we do. I do not pretend to know the answer; [...]
I do not pretend to have any quick or easy solutions. The only thing I really know is that when we come face to face with suffering we have an obligation to stop if even for a few moments. We have to exit our offices, cubicles, and nurses stations, put away the text books and [...]
Gentle Teaching is not about anyone’s behaviors; it is about our values and our moral imaginations—what do we see as decent and good and what are our basic values. I believe that is why I agreed with the young caregiver when she told me to go out and work hands-on with the people.
Another old memory [...]