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Teaching Apprenticeship with Patrick Whitefield

During the summer, In the summer of 2011, I was fortunate to join Patrick Whitefield’s, five day permaculture design course as an apprentice teacher. Here are my reflections and observations on the training opportunity. – Kevin At the end of each day, I spent time quizzing him on the various aspects and  nuances of teaching. […]

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Tutorial in Essay Writing

For my ongoing commitment as a permaculture educator and communicator, it’s important that I develop strong communication skills. I hope that blogging becomes an effortless activity that allows me to quickly communicate my ideas. I want to develop good habits of quick and concise composition and can see the parallels that exam conditions present. After […]

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Public Speaking Course II – how to structure a talk

Public Speaking Course II – how to structure a talk

We began class with warm up vocal exercises. These included working our register from a high pitch to low and back up in an expanding waveform. Sliding from a “vvvvv” to a “zzzz”, high to low. We moved onto jaw relaxation exercises. I did some research on Alexander Technique and now understand how important relaxed […]

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Public Speaking Course I – covering some basics

In line with my teacher training vision as set out in project report 2 for my diploma, I attended the first session of my public speaking course at City Lit in Covent Garden London with the actor, David Gwillim. We followed a number of interesting exercises to highlight and emphasise the basics of speaking. Here […]

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