Combining scientific research with personal accounts collected from his thirty years of teaching, The Living Classroom examines the subtle influences that radiate invisibly around teachers as they work, revealing the natural connective tissue of consciousness. While these synchronistic connections are often overlooked by traditional academics, Bache demonstrates that they occur too frequently and are too pointed to be dismissed as mere coincidences.
Drawing upon Rupert Sheldrake’s theory of morphic fields, Bache proposes that well-taught courses generate learning fields around them, forms of collective consciousness that can trigger new insights and startling personal transformations in our students. Going beyond theory, The Living Classroom is filled with moving student stories and practical strategies for teachers who want to take their teaching to a higher level.
“The Living Classroom answers a critical need for grounded examples of how collective intelligence functions in practical settings. Chris Bache’s beautiful stories and incisive reflections will not only inspire teachers but help us all to recover our collective birthright as human beings.” - Peter Senge, Director of Society for Organizational Learning and author of The Fifth Discipline
“Chris Bache has written a pathbreaking book about collective consciousness in the classroom. This thoughtful and delightful read is at the forefront of education for the 21st century.” - Alfonso Montuori, Department of Transformative Inquiry, California Institute of Integral Studies
“This may be the shortest endorsement on record – just one word, repeated twice: True, true.” - Ervin Laszlo, Founder of the Club of Budapest, author of The Connectivity Hypothesis