PowerPoint Presentations

Baha’i Related

Bahá’í Pilgrimage to Akka and Haifa, Israel with historic photos A presentation showing the places associated with Baha’i pilgrimage, including historic photos. Was originally created for a program on pilgrimage I did on Kauai, Hawaii and later revised and expanded.  (81 slides)

Baha’i Teachings and Holidays Presented at NMU University Center, Blast From the Past Holidays Around the World program, December 6, 2004. Briefly describes Baha’i holy days and teachings to a university audience. Includes many pictures and several links. (27 Slides)

Knowing your True Self: A Baha’i perspective A presentation using Baha’i writings to describe the importance and methods of knowing your true self.(26 Slides)

Legacies from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century All statements in this presentation are taken directly or indirectly from Century of Light (2001) which reviews the profound and little understood changes of the 20th century from the Baha’i perspective.(26 Slides)

Six Essential Requisites for Spiritual Growth Presented at the Green Lake Conference Green Lake, WI August 29, 2009. The Universal House of Justice identified six essential requisites for spiritual growth in a September 1, 1983 message. This presentation takes excerpts from that message and discusses the what, why and how of these requisites to assist us in applying them to our lives.(38 Slides)

Unfoldment of World Civilization A summary of Shoghi Effendi’s masterful explication on the evolution of civilization written in 1936 to the Bahá’ís in America.(126 Slides)

Understanding the Time in Which We Live Adaptation of paragraphs 1-29 from One Common Faith, a statement commissioned by the Universal House of Justice, 2005. The original material has been simplified or shortened with some parts quoted verbatim, with the purpose of presenting the main ideas more succinctly without changing the meaning.(30 Slides)

Developing Human Potential

Spiritual Principles and Practices for Happiness. Briefly describes the spiritual principles and practices which are vital for happiness and wellbeing. (33 slides)

Some Models and Metaphors for Developing Human Potential: Building the Capacity of Mind, Heart and Will with Truth, Love and Justice. Humans have minds, hearts and wills which enable them to think, feel and choose. To develop those capacities to their fullest potential requires an evolving process of acquiring more of the powers of truth, love and justice. This presentation explores some models and metaphors to help us understand the dynamics of the process developing human potential by building the capacity of mind, heart and will with truth, love and justice. (48 slides)

Care of the Soul for Effective Leadership Presented at the Social and Economic Development Conference, Orlando Florida 2002. Presents the definitions of soul and effective leadership and the practices to develop each.(50 Slides)

Developing Human Potential Presented at the Social and Economic Development Conference, Orlando Florida 2002. Presents the definitions of human potential and a model identifying knowing, loving, and creating as basic human capacities through which potential is realized.(49 Slides)

Happiness-Scientific, Philosophical and Spiritual Perspective Presentation defines happiness, explains why we want to be happy and describes how to be happy from a philosophic, psychological and spiritual perspective. (72 slides)

Process of Becoming Your True Self Presented at the International Forum on Integrated Education and educational reform Santa Cruz California October 2004. A model of human development based on an integration of knowledge from psychology, philosophy and religion that identifies knowing, loving and willing as the three basic human capacities and describes how they are developed through the body, mind and soul. It views the body, mind and soul three basic natures of human beings, that develop in hierarchical stages in an individual from embryo to adult (ontogeny) just as they did in the evolutionary development of human life (phylogeny) through the stages of mineral, vegetable, animal (body), human (mind) and beyond (soul). (48-minute webcast presentation of this PowerPoint can be seen by clicking here. (62 Slides)

Unfolding Pattern of Human Development Presented at the Social and Economic Development conference, Orlando, FL. December 2004.This presentation explores four models and several theories of individual and collective human development. How they can illuminate our understanding of the unfolding patterns of human development with be briefly explored. (105-minute webcast with PowerPoint can be viewed here.(110 Slides)

What Color Is Your Worldview? Presented at the Upper Peninsula Reading Association October 2005. This presentation will explore eight major worldviews and how they influence what we think, feel and do. By understanding how and why we think, feel and act differently we should be better able to transform ourselves and those with whom we work. Participants should leave with a deeper understanding of development, diversity, unity and evolution.(33 Slides)


Self Mastery Overcoming Prejudice and Injustice Presented at the Superior Counselors Meeting, Marquette Alger Regional Education Agency, MI October 23, 2009

Moral Literacy Presented at the Upper Peninsula Reading Conference, Marquette, MI October 9, 2009

Achieving Unity through Diversity Presented at the 2008 UNITED Conference Marquette, MI. September 21-23, 2008. A vision of a unified global society, supported by new values that honor human diversity, acceptance of the oneness of humanity and the consciousness of the interdependence of all the peoples and nations of the world is presented.(15 Slides)

Curriculum Development and Instructional Design Presentation that describes the EDUC640 course. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of curriculum development, Instructional design, theories of learning, and systematic frameworks for training activities.(33 Slides)

Education and Human Values. The material in the first part of the presentations was adapted from Joint Non-Governmental Organization statement of 35 NGOs submitted by the Bahá’í International Community to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva on 23 April 1996 on Agenda item 20(a): Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and in the second part from the Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute Nineteen Leadership Capabilities.(24 Slides)

Moral Education for Just Society The most critical problem confronting individuals, institutions and communities throughout the world is establishing a just society. What is just and how we help engender justice in ourselves and society through moral education will be discussed using theoretical constructs from the writings of Baha’u’llah, W. Hatcher and other theorists.(104 Slides)

Responding to Bias and Injustice Prepared for the 10th annual Upper Peninsula Indian Educators’ Conference, Engaging American Indian Youth in the Classroom & Beyond. February 26 2006. This presentation helps to assist participants to understand bias and injustice and to find effective ways for addressing them in ourselves, others and society.To apply this knowledge to American Indian issues
and to help Indian students, their schools and teachers develop the self mastery skills needed to effectively respond to bias and injustice.(46 Slides)

Teaching the Whole Child Presented at the Upper Peninsula Reading Association Conference, October 14, 2005. Each child brings unique capacities and personalities to the classroom. As teachers, we can help them develop their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual potentialities. This presentation will present a model of holistic education to develop human potentialities.(35 Slides)

The Three Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Presented at the 18th Annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference, March 4-7, 2007.(64 Slides)

Toward A Unifying World View Presented at the Domestic Diversity Institute, September 15, 2005. This presentation explores human differences through eight worldviews, how they influence social dynamics and how our understanding of them can lead to increased development and unity in diversity.(52 Slides)

Integral Psychology Series (ED 504)

These presentations were created for ED504, Psychology of Education in 2004. You may view them as part of a webcast by clicking here. Presentations summarize Ken Wilber’s Integral Psychology, 2000.

Integral Psychology 1: Developmental Levels, Waves, Lines and Streams Presentation on Note to Reader and Chapters 1-2: Introduction to psychology & developmental levels, waves, lines and streams.

Integral Psychology 2: The Self in Integrated Psychology Presentation on Chapters 3-4, The Self and Self-Related Streams

Integral Psychology 3: Integrating Premodern and Modern Presentation of Part Two “PATH: From Premodern to Modern” (chapters 5-7, pp. 57-85) Parts were taken from Waves, Streams, States, and Self–A Summary of My Psychological Model (Or, Outline of An Integral Psychology)

Integral Psychology 4: The Archeology of Spirit Presentation of pp. 89-114. This presentation covers levels, fulcrums, and process of development; self and its pathologies; defenses and treatments at each stage of development; sub personalities and integral therapy. (51 Slides)

Integral Psychology 5: Some Developmental Lines Presentation of pp. 115-128. This presentation looks at level of development through several developmental stages and along several developmental lines, such as consciousness, affect, motivation, and needs.

School of Education

Diversity: NMU’s Teacher Education Program Now and for the Future What NMU has done and could do for improving diversity in its teacher education programs.

Teaching with a Stance Toward Diversity: NMU’s Teacher Education Conceptual Frameworks and Dispositions Presents some facts and perspectives on diversity in NMU’s teacher education program.

Student Teaching

Student Teaching Application Info This power point goes with a webcast by the same title. It explains the process, procedures and polices related to applying for student teaching.

Student Teaching Orientation Info This power point goes with a webcast by the same title. It explains the process, procedures and polices related to student teaching.


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