I am always suspicious, when I visit a school claiming to be “progressive” , if I do not see classroom pets, large garbage cans..paintbrushes in the sink, blocks and other materials put away the kid way, (a bit crooked)-and if it is easy to find the teacher looming about.. and if there is clean clean designer carpeting on the floors.if there is an immaculate and controlled garden ..and/or stacks of iPads or whatnot (“oh imagine if we had one for each child” silliness…)

Sugatra Mitra only needed one computer….one…. to demonstrate how groups of people can learn meaningful things from each other by sharing the use of technology………… His finding was NOT that people do not need guidance in terms of teacher/facilitators, btw…
In case you were thinking in those terms…


About cthebean

Educator, musician, social justice activist...and now a blogger. Children deserve unflinching support from adults.....they deserve nothing less. All kids . Everybody's kids. Everywhere.
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