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unwritten-bookUnwritten, The Story of a Living System

Unwritten, The Story of a Living System: A Pathway to Enlivening and Transforming Education

by: Lori L. Desautels, Ph.D. and Michael McKnight, M.A.

There’s never been a more chaotic and tenuous time in our nation’s educational story. Learning is the most natural thing human beings do. Yet, it seems the “harder” we work in schools helping our students to acquire the learning they need, the academic performances stay stagnant or lessen. Schools are not machines. Schools are a network of human beings who feel, think, behave, and function within a human system that is alive and never static. Schools are living systems! This system is wired to thrive, even through difficult times

— We believe that we can begin to create wholeness and connection within our schools mindfully and by design. We can create places where all children thrive.

Published by Wyatt-MacKenzie


howmayiserveyou_cover-artHow May I Serve You? Revelations in Education

by Lori Desautels, Ph.D.

BUY BOOK Is there a career, social scenario, skill, or relationship that education does not impact? Education touches all our lives. When we ignore the implications schools affect in our daily existence, we narrow the possibilities, ignore the limitations, the creative and sometimes negative thoughts and feelings we subconsciously contribute inside our students’ and children’s lives.

Who was your favorite teacher? What did he say to you? What look on her face do you remember?  These remembrances are how we begin to revert back to the basics in education. It is not reading, writing, and math skills drilled into our heads. We remember the emotional connections, the relationships or lack thereof from those individuals who served us well or those who did not acknowledge who we really were and are. When did we begin to take the soul, our inner voice, out of education, our businesses and relationships? Isn’t education the hub of all professions, skilled labors, global businesses, economics, mental, emotional, political and medicinal health relationships and practices?

This book is about five words that can create a tsunami of positive emotion, and therefore genuinely affect the relationships between educators, parents, colleagues and students. How may I serve you, can be stated in a variety of ways, igniting an open response from the one who is struggling.  What do you need? How can I help you? What would be best for you?  Dialogues begin, hearts open, and deep listening starts to unravel misunderstandings of angry, bored, and frustrated individuals trying to cope in schools and in life!  This book is an experiment, an expansion of perspective because when we genuinely ask what another needs, we are showered with understanding, a novel view of tenuous situation and abundance in relationship and self-esteem we never realized we needed and desired.

Publisher: Park East Press
New York, NY

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2018 Schedule
  • January 12 - Crown Point, IN
  • January 25 & 26 - New Jersey
  • February 01 - Indianapolis Public School
  • February 09 - New Albany, IN
  • February 13 - Overland, KS
  • February 15 - Austin IN
  • February 19 - Tippecanoe School Corporation
  • February 20 - Zionsville, IN
  • February 22 - Huntsville, AL
  • March 01 - Indianapolis Public School
  • March 13 - Dallas, TX
  • March 22 - St. Mary's Preschool
  • April 06 - Alabama
  • April 10 - Indianapolis Franklin Township
  • April 11 - Bloomington, IN
  • May 08 - Crawford County Schools
  • June 04 & 05 - Lafayette, IN
  • June 11 & 12 - Indianapolis Public School
  • June 18 - Breckenridge, CO
  • June 20 - Covering Kids-ISHN, Indianapolis, IN
  • June 21 - Lake Central School Corp., Saint John, IN
  • July 12 - Seymour Schools, Seymour, IN
  • July 17-20 - Cape May County, Cape May, MA
  • July 23-24 - Warsaw Community Schools, Warsaw, IN
  • July 25 - Hobart, IN
  • July 26 - Northeastern Middle School, Fountain City, IN
  • July 27 - North Montgomery Consortium, Crawfordsville, IN
  • July 30 - Shelbyville Schools, Shelbyville, IN
  • July 31 - Chestnut House, Winona Lake, IN
  • August 1 - Warsaw Community Schools, Warsaw, IN
  • August 2 - Southeast Fountain School, Veedersburg, IN
  • August 3 - St. Mary's Child Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • August 6 - Peyton Manning School Wellness/St. Anthony's Catholic School, Indianapolis, IN
  • August 8 - School Administrators of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
  • August 9 - Lafayette Catholic School Ssytem, Lafayette, IN
  • August 13 - Warsaw Community Schools, Warsaw, IN
  • August 14 - Hobart High School, Hobart, IN
  • August 21 - Stonybrook Middle School, Indianapolis, IN
  • August 23-24 - McLean High School, Terre Haute, IN
  • August 31 - St. Mary's Child Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 4 - School 58, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 7 - Indy Academy Connections, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 11 - Exceptional Children's Co op, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 12 - St. Mary's Child Center, indianapolis, IN
  • September 14 - St. Mary's Child Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 14 - IU Medical School, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 18 - Cristel House International, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 19 - Ft. Wayne Community Schools, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • September 20 - Tippecanoe School Corporation, Lafayette, IN
  • September 22 - Educational Neuroscience at Butler, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 24 - DCS-Institute for Strengthening Families, Bloomington, IN
  • September 26 - Lewis Cass Schools, Walton, IN
  • September 27-28 - North Montgomery Consortium, Crawfordsville, IN
  • October 2 - CareSource, Indianapolis, IN
  • October 5 - Mullica Township, Elwood, NJ
  • October 8 - Los Angeles
  • October 11-12 - Indianapolis, IN
  • October 18 - Washington, IN
  • October 19 - Indianapolis, IN
  • October 25 - Crown Point, IN
  • October 26 - Indianapolis, IN
  • October 29 - Indianapolis, IN
  • November 1 - Indianapolis, IN
  • November 2 - Southwest Allen County Schools
  • November 6 - Monroe County Community School
  • November 9 - Hamilton Southeastern High School
  • November 16 - Vancouver, Canada
  • November 20 - IASP
  • November 29 - Warsaw Community Schools
  • December 5 - Franklin Covey, Carmel, IN
  • December 13 - St. Mary's Child Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • December 14 - North Gibson Community Schools
  • December 21 - Washington Township, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2019 Schedule
  • January 2 - Tippecanoe Valley School Corp, Akron, IN
  • January 7 - Lafayette Catholic School System, Lafayette, IN
  • January 8 - Indy Academy Connections, Indianapolis, IN
  • January 10 - IU School of Education Leadership, Seymour, IN
  • January 17 - Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
  • January 18 - Mullica Township Schools, Elwood, NJ
  • January 21 - Winslow Elementary, Winslow, IN
  • January 25 - St. Mary's Children Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • January 28 - St. Mary's Children Center - Indianapolis. IN
  • January 29 - IPS Brain Institute, Indianapolis, IN
  • January 31 - New Jersey
  • February 4 - Lake Central School Corp. - St. John, IN
  • February 6 - Crown Point, IN
  • February 7 - Avon, IN
  • February 8 - Southwest Allen County Schools - Ft. Wayne, IN
  • February 15 - Park Tudor School - Indianapolis, IN
  • February 18 - Wayne Township - Indianapolis, IN
  • February 28 - Indiana University Summit - Bloomington, IN
  • March 5 - IPS Brain Institute - Indianapolis, IN
  • March 6-7 - Lake Central - St. John, IN
  • March 19 - Wabash, IN
  • March 20 - Western Boone Community Schools - Thorntown, IN
  • March 28 - School Administrators of Iowa
FROM OUR READER’S…
“This book is a refreshing look at our philosophy of education and a reminder of what is most important in teaching."



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