Time to do this…time to do that..now go to music..now go to art…now do math in groups…spelling time…now eat your food..now go to the toilet. Now do your mindfulness breathing so you can “let it go”. Kids and teachers are … Continue reading
What is school for? Is it for sorting, counting, and measuring people to determine which slot to place them in for the unquestioning & optimum performance of a system ? Or is it a place where people are welcomed, engaged, … Continue reading
I would add that damage is being done in a variety of settings that teachers and children inhabit..not just the public school gulag. read this. it needs to be read and thought about Are You Complicit in “Soul Murder”?.
Beware the Jargoneers… as per previous post…but here is a great chart from Mr Kohn on what to look for in a solid progressive classroom. Further..these things should be present throughout the grades..not just in Early Childhood ( to eight … Continue reading
Disturbing is a mild term to describe what is happening to school… read this Vermont: The Heavy Fist of the Federal Government Demands Testing!.
This is some parenting advice from John Petersen Psy. D. But I think it is the way that all social environments or classrooms for all ages from 3 to adult can be made into safe places for all people to … Continue reading
from the Diane Ravitch Blog..a teacher from Ferguson writes…. Teaching in the Schools of Ferguson, Missouri.
Now there you have it! Parents and teachers working together…..we need to see more of this “July 18, 2014 – Tulsa: Over 340 delegates at the Oklahoma PTA’s annual convention voted unanimously to adopt resolutions that call for a ban … Continue reading
FYI..and have to say am so proud that the folks of Long Island ( my “homies”) are organizing. “The teaching profession is at a crossroads. Grounded in global knowledge and experience, this book provides brilliant insight into what the next … Continue reading