It is important to teach children to understand something beyond 'us and them' and 'good or bad'. It is in the opposition of terms that fear, and sometimes hate, can develop.
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April 26, 2018
April 19, 2018
We wonder if in teaching history as a story of facts, we have scrubbed it clean of the emotional story that carries the important messages.
April 15, 2018
The schedule should be developed to support the curricular needs of the teaching and learning.Teaching and learning should not be forced into a schedule's demands, but they have been and still do.
April 10, 2018
The difficulty lies in mediating the arbitrary, but important landmark standards, and the variability of children's readiness to meet them without the adults using labels to separate.
April 05, 2018
Many of today's schools in the U.S. were built 50-60 years ago. These buildings weren't designed for change - they're very static places. This has become a big problem for the U.S. since education looks very different today and continues to evolve, as it should.
March 29, 2018
The professional conscience of every great educator guides them to prepare children with an education that develops the skills and knowledge to be successful in the world. Not our current world, mind you, but the one in which they will live as graduates of our systems.
March 27, 2018
What do we know, what can we be sure of, and what do we need to learn about how it feels to be a child in our schools?
March 13, 2018
While this uninformed Cabinet Secretary who is supposed to care about everyone's kids wreaks havoc on our reputations and dismantles some of the best regulation we have seen in years, school leaders can step out and up.
March 06, 2018
STE(A)M can be a program or a club or a teacher or a class but if it remains at hose incidental moments, it will be just another fad and will be short lived. It can also be the way schools build their system of teaching and learning. If that happens, it will have staying power.
February 13, 2018
Guest blogger Jacob Lewis says, "I think sometimes the manner of communication creates a disconnect between teachers and students. There's no way language can communicate what it's like to think with my brain or to view an idea or concept exactly the way I do."