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time needed to think …

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

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Beating Black Children and the Legacy of Slavery

A cultural perspective… http://www.laprogressive.com/beating-black-children/?utm_source=LA%20Progressive%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=8169be148c-LAP_News_17April12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f184a8aad-8169be148c-271711877

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If we want change we have to step forward

The Bad Ass Teachers Association is converging on Washington DC. Because We want kids to have a chance at childhood We want kids to have a chance to learn in their own way We want to push back standardized testing … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning is Not a Business. It’s a process

So this Charter School idea started out with the best of intentions. Thing is..there is no reason that our regular public schools can’t be doing amazing things across the board. Some public schools are already amazing..I have seen them… Local … Continue reading

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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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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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Children Speak About How Spanking Feels To Them

There has been much swirling debate in social media about spanking…whether or not it is okay to do it, if it makes good parenting sense, if good parents do it…and today I learned that there are get-along shirts that encapsulate … 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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unschool, no school, old school, whole school…..

During the search for SOS* schools, the unfolding social and political drama of public education has been sounding an alarm to all that cannot be ignored… no matter if we unschool, homeschool, no school or old school. No matter where … Continue reading

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