"... if they aren't reading for pleasure, if they aren't actively seeking out books on the weekends and during the summer, things should be tweaked so that they find That Book. Do whatever you need to do for that to happen. Get them graphic novels, magazines, whatever. It may just take just one perfect match, or may take a few, but eventually, those experiences will transform them."
John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity | Brain Pickings
"IF SOCIETY IS NOT VALUING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF, THAT’S SOCIETY’S DYSFUNCTION, NOT YOURS." - Emma Lesko
“We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world. One child is given a light saber, another a wizard's education. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of power, but to use well the kind you've been granted.” - Susan Cain
"I also think it is necessary to share personal stories with students in order to better connect with them. This opens the door to the possibility that they might discover something about themselves in my tales. My students know of my successes and failures, my shining moments and my embarrassments, and my weaknesses and my strengths. They know that I was too nervous to give speeches in high school, that I succeeded as a distance runner even though my coach didn’t think much of me, that ther...
Girl's Gone Child: Heroine of the Week: Sydney Smoot, Age 9
9-year-old destroys Florida’s new standardized test in front of school board - The Washington Post
'Even as a teenager, I spent my adolescence speaking up on behalf of my peer group about everything from Columbine to motherhood,' writes Rebecca Woolf
We cannot tell our young people to use their voices while simultaneously unplugging the microphone...
A group of Kentucky teens is struggling to get a modest bill passed, revealing just how difficult it is to convince adults that kids' opinions matter.
I feel so fortunate to live in a time (and a place) where options like this exist for people like us who straddle the line between WANTING their kids to have a religious experience and feeling uncomfortable with THE religious experience. We do not have to believe in organized religion to respect and learn about Judaism...
Rule #1: Break the rules
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How To Fix Education: Flip It Upside Down? - Forbes
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Education is the exchange of knowledge for the sake of growth - in people, their relationships, communities and the world.
Changing Education Paradigms - Sir Ken Robinson
I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word