Tag Archives: equity in education

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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Why Not Do It Differently? A New Organisational Recipe for Schools

This is a blogger who often challenges the status quo. I like the comical attitude taken in this piece, on a very serious matter…. The stodgy top down institutionalized  organizational pattern  for schools is no longer viable, current, or relevant … Continue reading

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Democracy in the Garden? Quick thoughts..

It is tricky for educators and parents (adults) to find effective ways  to facilitate compassionate, democratic school classroom communities. Facilitate means guide. Guide. Not dictate. Not exert “power over” but instead practice “power with”. And what’s the point? Why do … Continue reading

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Low Tech Low

This is written by another teacher who has been on a similar quest to mine… Relationships… a sense of place… respect, trust,  and technology.  This is part of a recipe that is working very well in a school in San … 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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friends, freedom, friendships and factories

The world of school is polarizing… confusing. “Current” technology is not really current because it is constantly evolving.  We live in  a kinetic state of rolling and rocking change impacting the way we access information, communicate and function as individuals, … 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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A Horror Comedy: Teach For America Rises to Power

A Horror Comedy: Teach For America Rises to Power. This article is an eye opener. The author has done much research and analysis. When Teach For America first came on the scene, so many of us thought it was a … Continue reading

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the best school

This is King. King is my brother’s horse. My brother loves horses, the mountains, a good single malt scotch, most people…..and kids. There are a few groundbreaking schools that put horses together with people to build inter-species relationships and to … Continue reading

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