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Certified Mentor of Holistic Education & Regenerative Practices

Program Overview

The Originateve Certified Mentor Program (CMP) consists of three units (a total of 30 semester credit hours) intensive study and practical internship with a focus on holistic education and regenerative practices.  The curriculum consists of a spectrum of theory and practical assignments that assist a candidate on a journey through better understanding the conventional vs. holistic paradigms of education, consumerist, vs. regenerative lifestyles, linear constructivist models of human development and behavior vs. holistic multidimensional models of transformation, holistic lesson planning, prepared living educational environments, the analogies between ecology and social structures, nutrition within the learning process, deep and authentic assessment, and a transpersonal exploration of the role of the supersensory in the learning process.  Course expectations are highly customized to the candidate's geography, culture and background. The CMP is designed to prepare a learner to work with Originateve Living Classrooms at any school offering holistic pedagogy or andragogy, and/or to broaden the skillset of instructors within the public or private sector of education. The goals concerning the material and practical work is to acquire and hone instructional techniques that emphasize relationships and community development and personal growth through cyclical educational prompts which encourage the candidate to creatively contribute personal voice and reflection in order to shift personal behavior towards regenerative relationships which demonstrate deeper connections of accountability while facilitating a community of life-long learners. Practical study and student mentoring occurs at various locations offering Originateve crafted curriculum, enrichment services and/or community events and will be overseen by an Originateve Master Mentor Trainer. Students will access and engage via onsite dialogues and cyber forums to ongoing opportunities to discuss and digest theory and written assignments as well as engage with the global network of mentors and mentees continuously building a repository of data within the field of holistic education.

Program Outline

Unit 1

Cipactli (160 hours of practical mentoring)


The Game

Overview of the current narrative and argument of alternative education movements compared to conventional models.
Focus- Emotive models of education and use of prescription drugs, social justice in education (Freire), Ecologically Driven models of Education, Studio Schools


Repairing the Education of the Past

Qualifying education through our personal experiences
Focus- Theories of behavior change


Sacred Space

Understanding the qualities of various spaces and the attributes of those acute or comprehensive environments with regard to learning.
Focus- Theories of spatial conductivity and practice of observation and contemplation


Composition of a Learning Environment

Articulation of outfitting a learning environment
Focus- Resources, aesthetics, architecture, environment, personnel, social structures


Recent History of Newtonian Psychology

History of Structuralist Western Psychological/Pedagogical Development Theories, Ethics and Morality into the field of Developmental psychologyThe spiritual domain in developmental psychology
Focus- Piaget, Erikson, Maslow, Kholberg, Fowler


Language and Dreams

The wholesale loss of intellect due to loss of indigenous languages
Focus- Colonialism through language, ways of being expressed through language


Grief and Praise

The nature of intact culture, problems of ecological and cultural authenticity and regenerative possibility in a hyper-consumerist society  
Focus- Investigation of the realms where intact culture still exists and the challenges facing those cultures, how cultures celebrate and grieve as a predictor of sustainability