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Do you believe that education should not only aim to improve the lives of individuals but also prepare individuals capable and determined to improve life for all?

A Common Good Education develops each person's highest potential by expanding their awareness and mastery of themselves and their environment as they learn to see themselves as an integral part of a larger whole to which they increasingly desire to give their best.


When we educate children to enlighten, we help them recognize themselves as both human and divine beings, enabling them to develop and rightly express the truth of who they are, overcome obstacles, take the initiative to further their development to bring out their best, discover their interests and inherent capabilities, and apply the best of who they are in service to their families, communities, nations, and the world. 


Enlightened people:

  • Know who they are.

  • Choose thoughts, words, and actions that lead to right relationships with others and their environment. 

  • Actualize their highest potential because they know themselves to be an integral part of a greater whole — the one humanity and the one planet. 


Anyone dedicated to helping young people reach their highest potential to benefit themselves and better serve our world, including teachers, parents, social workers, youth counselors, and psychologists.



Integration-Fusion is not a certain curriculum but an experiential three-stage process, meeting each person where they are and leading us from self-identity in which we prioritize individual desires to recognition and willing relinquishment of what we want in service to the group and eventually universal (or common) good. We first integrate within ourselves, becoming increasingly capable of integrating and fusing with the greater life we begin to know ourselves to be an integral part of —  the One Humanity, the planet, and the universe. 


To distinguish between a material-focused (test scores, job readiness, skills-based, competitive, etc.) and spiritual-focused (self-initiating, purposeful, practical problem-solving, cooperative, etc.) education and the latter's advantages.

Anticipate and understand common pushback from other educators, administrators, parents, and students when implementing a Common Good Education.

Learn the Right Relations Protocol (RRP), a tool available to help individuals and groups manage change, develop a shared understanding, and effectuate a cooperative approach that benefits the common good.

How to use the integration-fusion process to help yourself and others become fully self-conscious, indicating both awareness and mastery of self and environment.

Learn from a real-world example of applying the integration-fusion process, including the anticipated versus realized outcomes.

A simple three-stage approach to human development that enables you to help youth of any age or ability take their next step toward realizing their highest potential.

Undertake the necessary steps to help students, parents, and schools effectively transition to a Common Good Education without sacrificing education's present goal of acquiring and applying knowledge.

Course Outline


Introducing a Common Good Education


Understanding the Integration-Fusion Process

  • Understanding the Integration-Fusion Process - Part 1 Video (6:55)

  • Written Assignment - Questions for Reflection

  • Understanding the Integration-Fusion Process - Part 2 Video (14:39)

  • Personal Story - "I Belong Here" Video (8:29)


Educating for the Common Good


Restoring Joy to Teaching and Learning

  • Restoring Joy to Teaching and Learning - Part 1 Video (10:40)

  • Conversation Starter - Presenting the Common Good Roadmap

  • Restoring Joy to Teaching and Learning - Part 2 Video (13:44)

  • Restoring Joy Video (1:30)




Final Thoughts

  • The Secret to Using the Integration-Fusion Process to Help Others (5:33)

Learn an integration-fusion process that develops each child's highest potential in service to the whole.


My name is Taisha Rucker

I'm an attorney turned educator. At age eleven, I made two decisions that I was confident would enable me to live a purposeful life. The first was that I would become a criminal defense attorney. The second decision was that I would attend the University of Michigan (UofM) - Ann Arbor.

After graduating from UofM with a Bachelor's in English Literature and a Juris Doctor, I had many jobs, none of which felt like my purpose.

I had a minor detour in education between college and law school when I joined Teach for America, teaching middle school. After that experience, I knew that teaching wasn't for me. I found education too regimented and limiting for a free spirit like me. Yet I continued to contemplate education's promise alongside its lack. 


After mentoring (reluctantly) several students at an all-boys residential high school some twenty years later, I took a job there teaching Language Arts. My emphasis isn't a particular subject, although students say they've learned not to hate writing because of me. (Tiny hand clap). Like many others, education groomed me to be ambitious, individualistic, and capable of competing to get into the best schools and land the highest-paying jobs. However, it was increasingly isolating when I realized I wanted and needed more from education. I wanted to live a purposeful life that brought out the best in me to better the world in some small way.


Our struggles sometimes prepare us to affect change in a particular field of human living. My discontent with education makes this possible for me. By most accounts, I benefited from education. Yet the trophies held before me — prestige, wealth, a gilded life — failed to impress me. When I returned to teaching, I wanted to offer students more than the narrative of educational pursuit for individualistic, selfish gain. 


Common Good Education teaches something more fundamental to human living: how to master ourselves and our environment to better serve others and our world. I love to observe young and old alike when the light breaks through. And I'm grateful to be part of helping all of us bring the light out in ourselves and those whose lives we reach in our personal and professional lives.


Further, I am a student of the Ancient Wisdom at the School for Esoteric Studies, which trains students for purposeful living. It took me many years of struggling in the dark to find my way to this group. They helped me discover my purpose so that I can be useful. Alongside students and coworkers worldwide, we take part in a further integration-fusion process, linking each to recognize themselves as part of the One Life and identification with ALL That IS. The Common Good Education's integration-fusion process is a first step toward realizing that we are One Humanity and capable of manifesting more truth, good, and beauty in our world because we are becoming whole to serve the whole.

May the light within us help lead us out of darkness and into greater Light!


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