If we are not aware of this relative mediocrity, it's an indictment of our vision. If we are, it is an indictment of our character.
Which are the best books to promote social justice and activism? Which can encourage students to change their world?
When discussing equity, there are so many convenient phrases but there may be a larger view that we’re missing.
We can't teach as fast as things change. Perspectives. Ideologies. Knowledge demands. Our collective cultural norms and biases.
"... industrialization ... has filled the world with “jobs” that are meaningless, demeaning, and boring ..."
The work of culture is to know itself & hold on to what it deems valuable. Forgetfulness is ignorance. Learning is the ultimate disruption.
Self-knowledge is formed through metacognition and basic epistemology. Here are 12 questions to help students see themselves as thinkers.
The idea here is to clarify the kinds of critical knowledge that create actual change in the lives of students and communities.
Digital literacy is about being able to make sense of digital media. This occurs through meaningful and sustainable consumption and curation patterns that improve an individuals potential to contribute to an authentic community
How much of your intelligence, your affection, your skill, and your pride is employed in your work? What are its ecological and social costs?
Good work is applying your affection, intellect, and specific 'genius' on people and places you depend on and that depend on you.
Make any politician voting on legislation have to qualify for that right to vote by spending a certain number of hours in the classroom.
Learning leads to knowledge and knowledge leads to theories just like theories lead to knowledge. It's all circular in such an obvious way.
Can we design a school that's more inherently sustainable? That can't 'fail'? That's not full of push and pull but hope and curiosity?
A teaching strategy is anything the teacher does to help students learn. From reciprocal teaching to clarity, here are 6 to get started.
The educator is not acting in the service of the child alone but of the child as they relate to their own environment--and thus their needs.