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I am Diana T. Mackiewicz. Ma. Ed. Lots of traditional education: B.A. in Political Science, Ma.Ed inDiana mackiewicz, NYC 2014Technology in the Classroom and Teaching Certifications in Technology, History and Political Science for the Secondary level in Massachusetts and Connecticut. I am also a Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) level III practitioner, Indigo soul, poet, teacher, wife and mother of a fantastic Indigo poet-artist.

Since 2000, I have been very actively educating adolescents at a residential boarding school in Western Massachusetts. Other educational practice was in parochial and public schools. After several years of moving around and trying out different teaching posts, I realized that students in many of the schools were either bored, penalized for their boredom or just "not there" in school.

I was ready for a change and I knew my life was going to change after my first Reiki attunement in May 2000. At that time, I took a leap of faith to teach at a boarding school that has a decidedly unique student population-all are diagnosed with "learning disabilities".

Students with learning disabilities, I consider to be learning DIFFERENCES. My years in the public and parochial schools had prepared me to accept the challenges when working with these students. At the boarding school, all the students are diagnosed with a learning difference and so begins their education about self-advocacy and social skills besides learning how to read and write better.

In this tight knit community, all the staff and faculty work to educate and bring a sense of family and education to these students. Furthermore, the students have also given me countless hours of re-learning what is important to teach in life. Many of my students are Indigos. They know they are different and they behave that way. Respect is an important value for all of them as well as active listening.

I am open to your thoughts and remarks about the content of this website. I realize that this is not everyone's style of teaching and that what I have brought to you is controversial. s

I ask that before you draw any hasty conclusions, to just observe the children of today. How come a 5-year old can easily learn a computer when a 65 year old has to go through several training classes? That was my first question.

 



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