Education Uplift

Education Uplift March 6
Strengths & Challenges: Neurodivergence in the classroom

In our March Ed Uplift session, we’ll delve into the importance of recognizing and normalizing diverse learning needs in the classroom, acknowledging that every mind is unique. Our expert-led discussion on neurodiversity will explore strategies to help recognize and re-contextualize what neurodivergence looks like in the classroom.  Similarly, we’ll discuss how to create a welcoming environment that embraces and accommodates various learning styles, fostering a sense of inclusivity for all students. As an individual with learning differences of their own, Rev. Elisha will share their experience of struggling through their own experience as a student in the Science of Mind classroom, and share their successes as a teacher. Join us as we celebrate the richness of diverse perspectives and work together to implement best practices that cater to the individuality of each learner, creating classrooms where everyone can thrive.

Presenter: Rev. Elisha Christopher

About Rev. Elisha Christopher

Rev. Elisha Christopher is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Cruz. They were one of the first recipients of the CSL ReGeneration Scholarship to attend the Holmes Institute.. A licensed practitioner since 2010 and a licensed minister since 2020 Rev Elisha has served in a number of ministries including the Launching Pad young Adult Intentional Community and the Next Gen Retreat Team. Rev Elisha currently serves on the CSL Strategic Planning Team and the Spiritual Activism Taskforce. Rev. elisha is one of the foremost students of Dr. Jean Houston and was tasked by Dr. Houston to bring her teachings forward to the future generations.  

Before entering ministry Rev. Elisha worked for over a decade in special education, working with children with Autism and later with adults with developmental disabilities. As someone with learning differences of their own, Rev. Elisha has a special passion and understanding the issues of neurodiversity and the spiritual magnificence that lives in the mind of each person. 

Rev. Elisha is also known for their innovative curriculum, classes and workshops and their original work called “SYNTHESIS.” Synthesis is an emergent new look at New Thought principles through the critical lens of today’s issues, and bringing many before unseen connections to light. Rev. Elisha calls “SYNTHESIS” a “Now Age, Next Thought Philosophy” that brings Spiritual Principles into practical application in one’s life. 

Rev. Elisha is a per-missionary, a conscious evolutionary and an apocaloptimist; and is someone who is dedicated to possibility thinking and the awakening humanity to its spiritual magnificence. 

Education Uplift April
Education: The Next Generation

Knowledge, the final frontier… This is the quest of the Enterprising Education Department. Its multi-year mission to explore new ways of serving the Field, to seek out new Education Uplift topics and new curricula, to boldly go where no one has gone before… Come find out where, because, if it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space. 

Presenter: Members of the CSL Education Team

Education Uplift workshops run on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT. It is a free set of classes offered by the Spiritual Development Education Department to assist teachers of Science of Mind certificated education. Each program is developed to highlight new education features, to improve the enrollment and re-enrollment of students in your community, or to address useful topics for providers of certificated education. To access recordings, log into Our Community, click on the Education Uplift tile, then recordings.