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Parent involvement

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We need better PR

How do we organize? Who are the spokespeople? To whom do they speak? How do kids and parents voice their wants and needs? Can they drive this revolution? How do we break into urban ed? Who are our allies there? Which administrators will back our work and make it “safe” for others to join? As … Continue reading

Teacher as Learning Platform

How do we support students developing as efficacious self-directed, social learners and involve parents as partners in that journey? I struggle with balancing expectations for student independence and inquiry with the patience and nurturing needed to help students graduate from school work to their own work. In my own life, I tend to make changes … Continue reading

Schools Must Become Democratic Institutions

In a democracy, public education should promote models and policies for schools that provide students direct, personal experience with democratic ideals of choice, equality, freedom, and shared power. As much as we want to “teach content” and “cover curriculum,” we can’t drop out of the sky into students’ pre-exisitng communities and the midst of their … Continue reading

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