Posts tagged education
Posts tagged education
As Paul Graham suggests in his preface to Hackers and Painters, innovation is powerfully transgressive. The innovative pedagogies we celebrate, in fact, always already transgress the principled mandates dictated by what a professional meritocracy regards as research-based “best practice.”…
Critical and Anarchist Pedagogy Anthology, PDF
My new passion, if anyone has suggestions for readings on this topic…..
Thanks in advance
From the wonderful blog Parents Beyond Belief comes Ten Books for Secular and Progressive Families. If there is a youngster in your life, then these books are worth investing into. I have a few, but did not know about them all. Sharing knowledge and provoking curiosity are the best gifts we can give our children.
Hopefully, hesitantly, reluctantly, but with a little despair, I’m posting a wish lists of items for my high school students. I learn with very ambitious students with very diverse learning styles, and many with language-based learning differences that can especially impact reading and writing.
“…But some school leaders and education advocates have argued that the Internet can be a distraction in the classroom, and that blocking social media is also a way to protect students from bullying and harassment at school.
‘I think students should have unfettered access to the library,’ said William Fitzhugh, editor of The Concord Review, which publishes history papers written by high school students, adding that many children already spend too much time on the Internet.”
If there’re calls for internet access to be regarded as a Univeral Human Right - How about human rights for apparently inhuman adolescents? Or, for the time being, can we agree on civil liberties for our adolescents?
If we can’t grant them humanity, they can settle for citizenship.
Occupy the Halls.
Education for one
I challenge every teacher to create their most commonly used classroom layout using Classroom Architect and post it on Tumblr (maybe even in response to this post). Maybe make a second post of what your dream classroom would look like! Please reblog and we’ll get a ton of ideas out there!
Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
[Fuck yeah - free tuition at a private school. I won’t be trapped in debt and I’ll be free to work to change society for those less privileged.]