Posts tagged school
Why is it so hard to grasp for administrators or school boards?
We need schools because education is much bigger than academics, something politicians of all stripes fail to comprehend. School is about learning to live in a community with other free and equal citizens. That’s the reason we need schools. School is where we practice fairness, fitting in, standing out, forging partnerships, sharing, accommodating, tolerating, celebrating, and getting our own needs met, while helping meet the needs of others. School is where we learn what we need to know about building community, which is, after all, what human animals are all about.
Say goodbye to your fears
Schools, colleges, workplaces as well, would do better with a wall like this one from the 2006 Burning Man Festival.
Photo by Gabe Kircheimer. I saw this on a link from a link from a blogger I read. Blogger Clarence Ceniza (the second link) shares an online version of this wall as well.
To the artist/designer who created this installation, great job!
Can you really blame us teacher-folk for placing an almost singular emphasis on getting our students to pass multiple choice tests when that’s the only indicator that anyone really cares about? Why should I go out on a limb and spend time allowing my kids to create when no one measures and reports on their abililty to innovate?
- Lori at Camp Creek Blog
Among them is this school in Rudrapur, Bangladesh.