Sunday, June 23, 2013
In these times of supposed reforms, where teachers and schools are degraded and demoralized based on numbers, data, test scores, it seems we have forgotten that humans are not machines, not data inputs and outputs, but rather are thinking, caring, feeling acting beings.
The more data we use to label us, the less human we become.
I am not a number.
My students are not numbers.
Let us learn.
Stop the madness.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
and that is:
How great is this? Denise and I meet f2f in Coulee Dam!
Great time with Twitter friend Denise and her husband Keith.
Denise and I co-presented at 2012 Connected Educator Month
“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”
Friday, June 7, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
“The language we use is important, and so I think it is important that we have these discussions to tease-out what we mean, and as Varena says, create a common glossary.
Where do you think failure fits in an educational context? Do you use it with your students?”
People use the word.
How could we use the word to be helpful?
I love Denise’s poster:
For which I created:
Review to revise
How do we encourage students through the struggle of failure?
Find the parts that work to enlighten our next attempt.
Use the language for FAILURE (above).
See Also: What Else Failure Post