Jakriborg, Sweden is a predominantly car free, transit and pedestrian oriented and considerably dense new urbanist development.
Reminds me of “A Pattern Language” one of my sources for thinking about Human Scale schools. In a community like this the school could easily use the whole town as a resources for learning.
Public Education is for the People, the Children and the Community! Not Corporate Profits! Occupy Education!
As a student, I occupy my education with a community that fosters passion and encourages my questions.
Occupy Education: School should be a time and place for students to discover and become themselves. At the same time, they should learn to become contributing members of something bigger than themselves: A classroom community, a group of friends, a family, a neighborhood, a polis.
As educators, therefore we must aspire toward building classroom communities around this ideal: where each person is encouraged to grow and thrive in harmony with others.
See my blog post: Part I — “Education is political”: The people and the polis .
I strongly agree we the whole statement above! Schools should be based on community of individuals learning and developing themselves while learning to be part of a larger community!
Students have a great opportunity to use their collective voice to stand up to practices in education that do not help them to be creative, innovative, mindful, critical thinkers. Students deserve education that is passion and project based that has a connection to life and to their community.
Please encourage your students to use their voice to make change, even if it means occupying classrooms and gyms, even if it means walking out of class. Students have power to make change, teachers have the power to make change, parents have the power to make change. We just need to come together around education transformation!
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-adventures in learning
I occupy education because I’m tired of failure
I occupy education because I believe in real reforms and second chances
I occupy education because I work to bring students to the table
I occupy education because I’ve been told that I’m a failure because I’m 17 in the 9th grade. Even though I’ve been declare advanced in all core subject areas except for mathamatics.
I occupy education because I believe its time we reclaim education.
I occupy education because I believe everyone’s voice counts, not just the 1%’s.
I am the out-of-work educator, who holds a Master of Arts in Education Degree, a Bachelor of Arts Degree, 3 volunteer jobs, $40,000 in debt, 5 resumes, 10 cover letters, and several years of youth experience.
I occupy education, everyday, by holding out hope that the opportunity to educate our youth will happen soon, so I can facilitate them in the learning of not repeating the same mistakes others have made in our financial sector.
I am the Progressive Educator; I am the 99%