Glenn Fieber

Biography

Teaching has taken me around the world—literally and philosophically. After I retired from Kamloops, B.C. in 1999, I taught 7 more years in China. China was different; her differences intrigued me. I tried to learn the language and culture: I studied tai qi and calligraphy; I wrote a history of China’s first emperor, the infamous Qin (Emperor of Stone).

When I was a kid, most of my friends were bigger and stronger; I learned to share. In education—and in life—we need to share more. I have taught teachers in Canada, China and Korea and given countless workshops about teaching because I believe that teaching is important: teachers create the future; they can change lives.

I began my career as a romantic idealist in Grand Forks, B.C. in the 60s. It was the time of a great social upheaval, when we all believed in dreams…then were forced to watch them unfold.

Today, I am still at it, whatever it is. My idealism has been tempered by reality, but I am perhaps even more optimistic: whenever I walk into a classroom, I still get goosebumps.

I welcome an exchange of ideas: You can contact me at mindsinbloom@gmail.com

Books

Seeing Inside the Universe (Book 4 of Minds in Bloom)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,220. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Seeing Inside the Universe is the final piece of a puzzle that remains a mystery. We like answers, yet there is so much of the unknown around and within us that we cannot explain (miracles, levitation, walking on coals, reiki, healing with prayer and music, mystics who don't eat, feng shui, near death experiences…). We think it's just trickery, but if we embrace the mystery, our world is richer.
Seeing Inside the Theories of Behavior and Learning (Book 3 of Minds in Bloom)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,560. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Evaluation & assessment
Seeing Inside the Theories looks at the theories that explain how we behave and how we learn. With 42 years as both a classroom teacher and a teacher of teachers, I understand how teachers affect students—for better or for worse. I look inside the work of ten educational theorists (Bruner, Gardner, Bloom, Montessori, Feuerstein, as well as at 2 very different approaches to learning: Zen and KIPP.
Seeing Inside the Mind (Book 2 of the four book publication Minds in Bloom)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,320. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Testing & measurement
Seeing Inside the Mind explores the mind as a universe without limits; how we have controlled minds through force (lobotomy, shock therapy) and we shape and limit them through education. I examine all major issues confronting education (curriculum, measurement—including multiple choice testing and PISA tests—timetables, teaching styles and learning styles, and personal experiences for spice.
Seeing Inside the Brain (Book 1 of Minds in Bloom)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Seeing Inside the Brain is an illustrated look at our brain, the engine under our hood, to provide a background for understanding the operating system housed there, the software that controls our thinking. If we know how the brain works, then we are equipped to make better decisions, and to repair the damage caused by poor ones Rather than just regretting them.
Aristotle eating ice cream and other poems of little gravity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Biography
a collection of poems, residue from my encounters during the 20 years from (1964-1985)--ok, 21
Minds in Bloom
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,120. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative medicine
Minds in Bloom describes how our brain/mind operates, sometimes leading us to strange places without our realizing that we are being taken for a ride. I take a new look at teaching and learning through the eyes of neurobiologists, whose machines can see inside our brains, and how societies control our behavior without our realizing it. In the end we are one part of the mystery of the universe.

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