Steve Iman

en*thu*si*asm \in-'th(y)uze-az-em\ n [Gk enthouslamos, fr enthouslazein to be inspired, fr entheos inspired, fr en- + theos god] a 1 : belief in special revelations b : fanaticism 2 a : strong excitement of feeling : FERVOR b : something inspiring zeal or fervor syn see PASSION


Essays on just about anything



Thoughts on Teaching - I've taught for many years. I'd tried to be honest about it, and to be effective since I learned a thing or two from a prof or two. It starts with being authentic and caring, and not just playing the authority. My task is to design experiences so that people can learn from reflections on their own experience.

What's to be learned? - I've long taught a thing called "organizational behavior". What needs to be learned is leadership and taking responsibility in a world that is changing very rapidly. Systems out there are flat on purpose and out of necessity. Organizations are communities. We need to transcend the limits of traditional individualism.

CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION - If learning by doing is important, there's likely no more critical thing for students to be learning these days than what 'democracy' (lower case) is all about since collabortion in decisionmaking is the hallmark of effective management.

ACTION LEARNING - We learn best from experience and taking responsibility. This is particularly important for learning tacit skills -- habits and ways of doing rather than cognitive ideas.

KENTUCKY FLEA MARKET - Great place to find a new dog that will get housebroken on a cross country tour riding on the dashboard of your van!

TEILE JUNE 2009 - and the kids in action

TWO DOGS - Teile's brother and sister, LeRoy and Teipu biding their time while the van's getting fixed in Santa Fe

TRUST INTRO - what is it, how to think about it. It involves choices, and isn't simply a feeling.

TRUST & SIMPLICITY - keeping things authentic and credible

SEDONA VISITATION - spectuacular Red Rocks

GRAND CANYON - Got stop and take in the breath taking views when you are out on the road seeing the country.

HARNISH HOMESTEAD - Eymans were among the Mennonites and German Baptists who early settled Conestoga in the heart of Pennsylvania.

LANCASTER HERRS - The first bishop of Mennonites and the rock house his son built for him.

MAY APPLE BOTTOM - The home of Jacob Eiman, who arrived in 1749 and was first owner of record for lands out Clark's Creek off the Susquehanna in then Lancaster County

POSTLETHWAITES TAVERN - The location of British court sessions prior to the Revolution and next door to Eyman on Long Lane and the home of Christian Herr

ROCKINGHAM - Virginia lands of Lincolns, Eymans, and many Germans who treasured limestone soils.

WATERLOO, ILLINOIS - home of Abrahem Eyman and Imans following the opening of the territory following it's securing from the French

FAMILY TIES - When you're on the road and meet people interested in your common roots, a wonderful feeling of family ties can ensue and make one's journey less lonesome.

DEVASTATION - Being robbed is devastating, and leaves some negative impressions about places. You can have Nashville and Gran Ol Opry;-)

WAKE UP CALL - more darned car trouble on the road!

GOT TIME? - We're clock nuts and love to live in a house busy with the sounds of music calling out the hour, halves, and quarters;-) Here's a visit to Merritt's.