Monthly Archives: November 2013

Moving the chains

This blogger is a gifted writer and a deeply reflective thinker….he is also a teacher….imagine that…. “The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape … Continue reading

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“Let Us Be Thankful” …for kids

I have been taking a break ..heading up to the mountains for a day or two to hike the planet earth with a friend and my dog Zydeco. We also plan to eat well. And listen to some music. Sit … Continue reading

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The big chill

This is a beautifully written piece that weaves real with hope with anger with joy. The education crisis indeed leans on a crisis in journalism, free speech and of equity. The world awaits our collective action or inaction. What we … Continue reading

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In Search of Community…

Six weeks on the road is behind me.  In those weeks I saw tear jerking beauty as well as devastating ugliness. I met all kinds of sizes, shapes, ages and flavors of people. I visited schools. I talked with educators. … Continue reading

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Now that’s real teaching..

Teacher Meg Norris to Her Students: “I Love You and Believe in You”.

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the story of how luke was not really “okay”

It is not “natural” for males to be fierce or cruel. They are socialized to exhibit fierceness and imperviousness to pain. It is natural to be vulnerable, caring and compassionate, and when we welcome who they are, we begin the … Continue reading

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sense of place, self concept and the spanking issue

This went out in September, and I thought I would post it up again because this is a story of a conversation with kindergarten aged people about the way they feel about spanking. sense of place, self concept and the … Continue reading

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“winners don’t compete”-from Finland with joy…

A slide show prepared by Pasi Sahlberg of Finland Schools. They concentrate on the principle of creating a great school for each child. They focus on equity. They are leading the world. Check it out. http://pasisahlberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Chicago-HF-2013.pdf

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More Districts in New York Drop Out of Race to the Top

More Districts in New York Drop Out of Race to the Top. “Officials say there is no way to know how the data, which identifies students and includes disciplinary and health records, will be used in the future. They say … Continue reading

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War ain’t peace

Schools that can change the world will have to think about these things… War ain’t peace.

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