As on so many other occasions, I keep saying “I don’t have time.” Untrue. I have time. I allocate time. I make choices. I spend time and I pay attention and yet these are not exclusively economic transactions. There is always more going on behind the scenes, beneath the surface. Technically, I don’t have the… Continue reading What Time? Which Work?
Opportunities for learning abound when we open ourselves to the possibilities. Here’s an example: My 6 year old son is attending summer day camp at my school this week. For him it’s a novel situation. He’s involved with peers who hail from all over the world and speaks English all day long (instead of German).… Continue reading Try on someone else’s shoes – Alternative summer PD
As often happens when a link catches my eye through a twitter referral, I “click” and am suddenly immersed in another’s thoughts while mingling them with my own. Today I read two posts nearly back to back. The first, written by a freshly retired English teacher (http://teacherbiz.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/guest-post-my-mom-a-retired-english-teacher-reflects-on-recent-changes-in-education/), lamented the significant human losses which seem tied to increasingly rigid reform efforts… Continue reading Call – Connection – Response