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THE DILEMMAS OF A "PROFESSIONAL" TEACHER

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 11:53pm 4 Comments

Why are most schools so badly structured for achieving their publicly stated goals? Taking mostly bright, inquisitive, active young children away from the real world for which we are supposed to be preparing them, keeping them locked in rooms in the company of an adult who will drone at them for forty minutes before releasing them to another adult who will do the same...ten times during the day...days punctuated by bells... days that run into a dozen years interrupted only by vacations which…

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"Cultivating Humanity" in schools

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Here is an updated version of a presentation CULTIVATING HUMANITY IN A SCHOOL.ppt that I gave at my school in 2005. The title was inspired by Martha Nussbaum's book.

Although the presentation was prepared with the help and support of a few colleagues, it went down in flames because it was so badly timed. It came right after a workshop conducted at my school by two of the foremost…

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