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Besides the simple “In-Out” exercise, we can recite these four lines silently as we breathe in and out: Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment!

Peace Is Every Step

Thich Nhat Hanh

seeing the roles of teachers and revolutionaries as interchangeable in all moments and situations can lead us away from effective political practice. As Freire points out in A Pedagogy for Liberation, __in the classroom, teacher and students are never equal; the teacher has more training, more experience with critical thinking, and the authority of his or her position, which it is both impossible and foolish to hide. As a consequence, the teacher must often withhold his or her opinions at times so that the students have room to think rather than just absorb and repeat. This is partially because students are already trained in the banking mode of education—they are accustomed to being told what to think by teachers, and will often resist both being told what to think and being asked to think for themselves.__

Education and Capitalism

Sarah Knopp;Jeff Bale

the bias of the system is not sustained simply by a series of individually chosen acts, but also, most importantly, by the socially structured and culturally patterned behaviour of groups, and practices of institutions, which may indeed be manifested by individuals’ inaction.

Power: A Radical View

Steven Lukes

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