NCI brings in Professor Heidi Watts to speak to St. Louis Educators about Integral Education

On October 29, 2013, Professor Heidi Watts, Professor Emeritus at Antioch University, New England, led an inspiring workshop at Mary Institute and Country Day School, in St. Louis. Parents, teachers and NCI Board Members participated in a two-hour interactive discussion on Integral Education.

Through a series of questions and small group break-out session, Watts outlined the three fundamental principles of Integral Education:

  1. Nothing can be taught
  2. The mind has to be consulted on its own growth
  3. Work from the near to the far

Each small group had an opportunity to discuss what these principles meant to them and to present their ideas to the larger group. Participants engaged in thoughtful and enthusiastic conversation about how the principles of Integral Education might be implemented in the classroom, home and work-place.

At the end of the workshop, participants agreed that it had been an inspiring and thought-provoking evening!

Leading workshops such as this one is nothing new for Dr. Watts. As a professional development consultant in Auroville, India, Watts organizes teacher training programs where teachers learn how to implement Integral Education in the classroom.

NCI hopes to bring Professor Watts in again to speak to additional educators.

If you would like to be a part of future programs or learn more about Integral Education, please e-mail