Keynote Bio

 

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

John (Jack) Miller has been working in the field of holistic education for over 35 years.  He is author/editor of 18 books on holistic learning and contemplative practices in education which include Whole Child Education, The Holistic Curriculum, Transcendental Learning: The Educational Legacy of Alcott, Emerson, Fuller, Peabody and Thoreau, and most recently Teaching from the Thinking Heart: The Practice of Holistic Education. His writing has been translated into nine languages.  The Holistic Curriculum has provided the program framework for the Equinox Holistic Alternative School in Toronto where Jack has been involved in an advisory role.

 Jack has worked extensively with holistic educators in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong for the past 20 years and has been a visiting professor at universities in Japan and Hong Kong. In 2009 Jack was one of 24 educators invited to Bhutan to help that country develop their educational system so that it supports the country’s goal of Gross National Happiness. Jack teaches courses on holistic education and spirituality education for graduate students and students in Initial Teacher Education Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where he is Professor.

Please see Jack Miller's website for more information.