Monthly Archives: January 2014

What is school for?

This page has been updated with an incredibly relevant and related TED video. Watch this video please…we are being asked my favorite important question…What is school for? once again, in a different medium. Please share your thoughts, feelings, hopes, frustrations. Your … Continue reading

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Going Up the Slide… No Bullies Showed Up!

There once was a place that had a beautiful wood and metal play structure put in for the children. This structure was so amazing with jumpy bridges, twisty poles to slide down on… a wide wide slide… and a zip … Continue reading

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Faust/Marsalis: Why the Arts Matter-

Faust/Marsalis: Why the Arts Matter.

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Just When I Thought I Was Finally Safe…

I am reblogging this even if it does not directly pertain to school as many think about it, because I think it does apply. It applies to school and to human rights and the kind of world I want to … Continue reading

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School in the Back Yard-treehouses, forts and very deep holes

Kids don’t get to build treehouses and forts much any more around here. You can get a fine treehouse at Costco and an adult can put it up for you in a day. These kinds of treehouses come pre cut … Continue reading

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how to really love a child

I used to have this small poster by sark hanging in my classroom. it was a gift from a friend who knew these things to be true. eventually the poster fell apart and so I typed it out on the … Continue reading

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Wild Road on the Life Ahead….

Automated lighted signs along the road in Banff National Forest  announce wildlife  on the road ahead-yet it is empty quiet, in places where years ago the road teemed with antelope, elk, moose, big horned sheep, and bison. “Wolves on the…

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Living in the Space Between Cultures/ Mic check: Carol A. Hand

This is a beautifully done piece that speaks to our differences and our shared humanity. I deeply appreciate this writer’s work…Thanks Jeff..for bringing it to our attention Rupert Ross (1992) observed, “When you try to be a bridge between two … Continue reading

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to plug in or out…update Confessions of a Teacher in Virtual Charter School Hell-from Diane Ravitch

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A School Bill of Rights…and how to get started

Taken from a letter from me to an educator in Chile who is going to be courageous and let the students have a voice and run things… “….Well it can be complicated, but as a start; after a few weeks of … Continue reading

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