1. Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice by Sam Chaltain
Great new book about two schools in Washington DC. One public school with a long tradition in DC and A brand new charter school just creating the foundation of a school community.
I highly recommend this book. It is an honest and profound story of the everyday success and struggles in a school. Also provides an insight in what can pragmatically be done help create positive change in our schools. I have worked with Sam Chaltain and believe he was one of the top voice in education transformation in the country!
-Adventures in Learning

    Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice by Sam Chaltain

    Great new book about two schools in Washington DC. One public school with a long tradition in DC and A brand new charter school just creating the foundation of a school community.

    I highly recommend this book. It is an honest and profound story of the everyday success and struggles in a school. Also provides an insight in what can pragmatically be done help create positive change in our schools. I have worked with Sam Chaltain and believe he was one of the top voice in education transformation in the country!

    -Adventures in Learning

  2. via (IDEA: The Institute for Democratic Education in America)
  3. It’s not enough to be good at something to be in your element… We’re being brought up with this idea that life is linear. This is an idea that’s perpetuated when you come to write your CV — that you set out your life in a series of dates and achievements, in a linear way, as if your whole existence has progressed in an ordered, structured way, to bring you to this current interview.

    Sir Ken Robinson on How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything | Brain Pickings

    The same goes for school. School is so linear and finite. From Kindergarten on we just check on one box to go the next. Life is messy and complex, it moves in patterns and paths hard to map. I think school should take this in to consideration and loosen the hold on grade levels and seat time. Learning can happen anywhere at anytime and often our best learning happens not when we planned it, but when we are lost and confused.

    Ken Robinson is become our modern day guide to a new way to look at life.

    (via humanscaleschools)

    Reblogged from: humanscaleschools

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