1. imagininglearning:

    What’s a Imagining Learning listening session look like? This great short film created by Bo Adams showcases our listening session at Unboundary in Atlanta, GA! help us give this experience to other students by donating here 
    We need $446.00 to fund the next listening session! Every dollar counts! That is only 20 donating 25 dollars!

    Do you want to bring a listening session to your community? Find out more here

    -Imagining Learning

    We need $446.00 to fund the next listening session! Every dollar counts! That is only 20 donating 25 dollars!  or 44 people donating 10 dollars! I have 39,000 followers I think we can do it!

    Donate here http://www.incited.org/projects/13

    When you donate, message me and I will give you an additional gift. I have some fun stuff to give away from my favorite education books to Hand drawn art to creating personalized education memes for your blog!

    Whatever you do, Please reblog this and thank you in advance for your generous support! I know you all are helping to create an education system that treats students, teachers, and communities as if they matter!!!

    -adventures in learning

    Reblogged from: imagininglearning
  2. Our community thrives off of public education. Without our proper education we are less prepared for life. We are the future! WE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ADULTS! WE’RE HERE TELLING YOU THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM! We’re done choosing the lesser of two evils, or accepting solutions that are not good for our communities. This time we’re leading the way. We are demanding respect!
  3. (via MAY DAY of Action for Education! #OccupyEDU « Cooperative Catalyst)
 Please Join us at Occupy Education on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter!
Add I occupy education or I march for education…. on your status and keep them up today.
Contact your School Board, your Congress person, your local DOE, email Arne Duncan, or others and tell/share with them your vision of education transformation.
Bring up education at your workplace, or school, or class, or any place your gather today.
As we stand up to rally on the steps of city hall or at the Department of Education, or at school board meetings or state capitals, let us rally for a Transformed education, for a positive vision of learning, for education and learning that matters.
Let’s use our energy and our coming together to OPT IN to what we want our education to look like, and start to collectively move both locally and nationally towards these visions.
What is your positive vision for a transformed education?

    (via MAY DAY of Action for Education! #OccupyEDU « Cooperative Catalyst)

    •  Please Join us at Occupy Education on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter!
    • Add I occupy education or I march for education…. on your status and keep them up today.
    • Contact your School Board, your Congress person, your local DOE, email Arne Duncan, or others and tell/share with them your vision of education transformation.
    • Bring up education at your workplace, or school, or class, or any place your gather today.

    As we stand up to rally on the steps of city hall or at the Department of Education, or at school board meetings or state capitals, let us rally for a Transformed education, for a positive vision of learning, for education and learning that matters.

    Let’s use our energy and our coming together to OPT IN to what we want our education to look like, and start to collectively move both locally and nationally towards these visions.

    What is your positive vision for a transformed education?

  4. occupyedu:

(via MAY DAY of Action for Education! #OccupyEDU « Cooperative Catalyst)
Today all over the country students, educators, parents and community members are taking part in the May Day of Action. There are many ways to support this day of action. One way is to make your voice heard online. Today we will be collecting blog posts and twitter/facebook status message and pictures and posters in support of this day of action for education. Please joins us in a Blogger March, our collective vision and collective voice for real education transformation is important and powerful!
Here are a few ways you can take part:
Join your local general strike by not going to school, or work, and by not shopping or banking!
Join a protest locally or regionally! Many student and teacher lead walk outs are happening all over the country.
Go into the commons! Used public spaces to host conversations around education transformation or direct democracy.
Unschool your children or yourself for the day, Learn something you are passionate about, that you are not tested on, that is not found in a text book.
Make your voice heard at Occupy Education Tumblr page by submitting a picture of why and how you are Occupying Education!

    occupyedu:

    (via MAY DAY of Action for Education! #OccupyEDU « Cooperative Catalyst)

    Today all over the country students, educators, parents and community members are taking part in the May Day of Action. There are many ways to support this day of action. One way is to make your voice heard online. Today we will be collecting blog posts and twitter/facebook status message and pictures and posters in support of this day of action for education. Please joins us in a Blogger March, our collective vision and collective voice for real education transformation is important and powerful!

    Here are a few ways you can take part:

    • Join your local general strike by not going to school, or work, and by not shopping or banking!
    • Join a protest locally or regionally! Many student and teacher lead walk outs are happening all over the country.
    • Go into the commons! Used public spaces to host conversations around education transformation or direct democracy.
    • Unschool your children or yourself for the day, Learn something you are passionate about, that you are not tested on, that is not found in a text book.
    • Make your voice heard at Occupy Education Tumblr page by submitting a picture of why and how you are Occupying Education!
    Reblogged from: occupyedu
  5. occupyedu:

    #LetOurVoicesBeHeard | Western International High School | Southwest Detroit (by SouthwestKnoxx)

    Our Demands to the Detroit Public School System are the following:

    1. Don’t close Southwestern High School.

    2. Don’t close Maybury Elementary.

    3. Remove suspensions for students involved in the walkout.

    4. Don’t keep students away from school for walking out to stand up for what they believe.

    5. Don’t want suspensions to go on our student records.

    6. Don’t press criminal charges against students’ involved in the walkout.

    7. Don’t violate students’ rights.

    8. Don’t take students’ phones and search through & delete their content.

    9. Don’t lay hands on students. No more physical attacks on students by security guards.

    10. No more favoritism in who is & is not being targeted for suspension.

    11. No more favoritism to certain students, student groups, or sports teams.

    12. Honor the DPS Code of Conduct.

    13. School Supplies: toilet paper, hand soap, etc.

    14. Clean bathrooms, facilities.

    15. Stop making students feel like we’re in prison.

    16. Higher expectations for students.

    17. Better college prep.

    18. Stability— teachers who will actually be there for us, who are qualified.

    19. Protection of teachers & their union.

    20. We want equal opportunity to education.

    21. Stop selling away community assets.

    22. We’re students, not money signs or criminals. Stop running school like a business or a prison.

    23. Give students an equal say in what goes on in all DPS schools. Give students a place in decision-making process. We want a Voice.

    24. We need to invest more into our education than what our test scores are gonna be.

    25. We need a better education— not students’ fault that money isn’t being used correctly.

    26. We need teachers that teach, adequate books and supplies.

    27. Remove the Emergency Financial Manager. Give control of schools back to community by reinstating the School Board.

    28. Stop closing DPS schools. Go with what we have, stop closing everything down. Fix what we have. Stop closing DPS schools and allowing the chartering of so many schools. Stop turning schools into for profit businesses.

    29. WE DEMAND RESPECT!!!!

    Reblogged from: occupyedu
  6. The way a student is spoken to and respected affects life at home. School is home away from home. But at times a student feels like it is not worth it to keep on in the circumstances because they feel like they’ve been living up to the standards. And despite the efforts they are underestimated and lost in midst of the herd. There is a need for structure in our schools because it gives the foundation for things one needs to know about. When students are troubled in a subject, it takes the teacher to ask themselves, “What can I do to help and make things understandable?” Teachers aren’t the superior. Teachers are students too. We will be forever students. Teachers are like mechanics, they’re there to apply the parts with the necessary tools and help the car function right. But it is up to the students to keep the engine running for as long as it can go.
  7. Cooperative Catalyst curated by David Loitz

    Reblogged from: cooperativecatalyst
  8. I am a dreamer, but that doesn’t mean I cannot change the world. John Lennon was a dreamer and all he wanted was to give peace a chance. Muhammad Ali was the dreamer and he is the greatest. Jim Henson was a dreamer and he was followed by lovers, the dreams and me. Tolkien was a dreamer and he was the lord of the rings. Lewis Was a dreamer and he is living in Narnia. Plato was a dreamer and he escaped the shadowland. Finally Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a dreamer and he had a great dream. I too have a dream. I have a dream where a black man will never hear the word nigger. I have a dream where women are all equal to men. I have a dream where no children are neglected or abused. I have a dream where women are not demons. I have a dream where there is no 6% or 94%, not 1% or 99%, but 100%. I have a dream where young Jewish boys are not beaten for their faith, where the Germans of this day and age aren’t blamed for something that happened over sixty years ago. I have a dream where there are no police or criminals. I have a dream of peace and love and music instead of blood and gore and war. I have a dream where Jesus did not die in vain. I have a dream where an African child can have clean water. I have a dream where the old pay their debts before the children take over. I have a dream where there are glad tidings of great joy which shall be for all people. I have a dream where god is present in all of us. I have a dream where everyone is seen as being created equal. I have a dream where a person’s education is not measured by the color of their skin. This dream can come true with help from the bleeding hearts, the artists, the clowns, the lovers, the dreamers and me.
  9. My opinion about how we can transform education is to hear the voice of students. The voice of students can change education for the simple motive that students are our future. If the voice of students is not important I wonder how our democracy thinks the world is going to work. Some people think that education is not important, but to us, the students who want to get a better future, we want the fullest potential of our education.
  10. 
For me, education is all about helping  students learn about the complexity of the world around them. I want  them to know what they think about important issues and to build the  skills to communicate those ideas in authentic ways:
Educated, articulate, thoughtful voices equals democracy! Raise our voice.
Occupy Education!

    For me, education is all about helping students learn about the complexity of the world around them. I want them to know what they think about important issues and to build the skills to communicate those ideas in authentic ways:

    Educated, articulate, thoughtful voices equals democracy! Raise our voice.

    Occupy Education!

    Reblogged from: occupyedu
  11. Cooperative Catalyst

    Reblogged from: cooperativecatalyst
  12. occupyedu:

(via March 1st Day of Action for Education Transformation Blogger March #occupyeduM1 « Cooperative Catalyst)
Today all over the country students, educators, parents and community  members are taking part in  Day of Action for Education Transformation.  There are many ways to support this day of action. One way is to make  your voice heard online. Today we will be collecting blog posts and  twitter/facebook status message and pictures and posters in support of  this day of action for education. Please joins us in a Blogger March,  our collective vision and collective voice for real education  transformation is important and powerful!
Here are a few ways you can take part:
Please  join us by making your voice heard at Occupy Education and submitting a  picture of why and how you are Occupying Education!  
Submit your Occupy Education Pictures here Please share with us your  stories of powerful learning in community. Take a picture of yourself  holding a sign that highlights a few ways you are transforming education  and/or share the countless, unique ways you help to keep democracy  alive in public education. If you are a student, tell us what helps you  learn best. Tell us what would make learning more meaningful for you. If  you are a parent, tell us what kind of learning environment you want  for your children. Tell us what schools should be focusing on. Below  that, write “I occupy education.” or “I occupy my classroom” If you  don’t show your whole face, please show at least part of it. Please have  your note be hand written. Please do your best to be concise. Reclaim  your voice in education transformation.
here are a few examples

  Share your voice via a blog post and make public why you Occupy Education!

Topic ideas:  
Reclaiming Our Voice In Education!
 Student Voice (why it is important)
What kind of learning environment do you want for yourself, your students, or your children?
How do you put the public back in Public School?
How do we provide space for democracy in the classroom?
Is school an environment for democracy?
or anything you feel relates to education and the occupy movement? Submit the links here or email them to Coopcatalyst@gmail.com
Please use the hashtag #occupyeduM1


 Please Join us at Occupy Education on Tumblr,Facebook and Twitter!
Add I occupy education or I march for education…. on your status and keep them up today.
Contact your School Board, your Congress person, your local DOE,  email Arne Duncan, or others and tell share with them your vision of  education transformation.
Bring up education at your workplace, or school, or class, or any place your gather today.
As we stand up to rally on the steps of city hall or at the  Department of Education, or at school board meetings or state capitals,  let us rally for a Transformed education, for a positive vision of  learning, for education and learning that matters.
Let’s use our energy and our coming together to OPT IN to what we  want our education to look like, and start to collectively move both  locally and nationally towards these visions.
What is your positive vision for a transformed education?

    occupyedu:

    (via March 1st Day of Action for Education Transformation Blogger March #occupyeduM1 « Cooperative Catalyst)

    Today all over the country students, educators, parents and community members are taking part in  Day of Action for Education Transformation. There are many ways to support this day of action. One way is to make your voice heard online. Today we will be collecting blog posts and twitter/facebook status message and pictures and posters in support of this day of action for education. Please joins us in a Blogger March, our collective vision and collective voice for real education transformation is important and powerful!

    Here are a few ways you can take part:

    • Please join us by making your voice heard at Occupy Education and submitting a picture of why and how you are Occupying Education! 
      • Submit your Occupy Education Pictures here Please share with us your stories of powerful learning in community. Take a picture of yourself holding a sign that highlights a few ways you are transforming education and/or share the countless, unique ways you help to keep democracy alive in public education. If you are a student, tell us what helps you learn best. Tell us what would make learning more meaningful for you. If you are a parent, tell us what kind of learning environment you want for your children. Tell us what schools should be focusing on. Below that, write “I occupy education.” or “I occupy my classroom” If you don’t show your whole face, please show at least part of it. Please have your note be hand written. Please do your best to be concise. Reclaim your voice in education transformation.
      • here are a few examples
    •   Share your voice via a blog post and make public why you Occupy Education!
    • Topic ideas:
      • Reclaiming Our Voice In Education!
      •  Student Voice (why it is important)
      • What kind of learning environment do you want for yourself, your students, or your children?
      • How do you put the public back in Public School?
      • How do we provide space for democracy in the classroom?
      • Is school an environment for democracy?
      • or anything you feel relates to education and the occupy movement? Submit the links here or email them to Coopcatalyst@gmail.com
      • Please use the hashtag #occupyeduM1
    •  Please Join us at Occupy Education on Tumblr,Facebook and Twitter!
    • Add I occupy education or I march for education…. on your status and keep them up today.
    • Contact your School Board, your Congress person, your local DOE, email Arne Duncan, or others and tell share with them your vision of education transformation.
    • Bring up education at your workplace, or school, or class, or any place your gather today.

    As we stand up to rally on the steps of city hall or at the Department of Education, or at school board meetings or state capitals, let us rally for a Transformed education, for a positive vision of learning, for education and learning that matters.

    Let’s use our energy and our coming together to OPT IN to what we want our education to look like, and start to collectively move both locally and nationally towards these visions.

    What is your positive vision for a transformed education?

    Reblogged from: occupyedu
  13. occupyedu:

10 months ago, I quit school to get a Real Life and Education.
In School, I….
was constantly stressed.
didn’t have to time to relax or be with my family.
was told I was stupid by teachers and their grades.
wasn’t really learning.
Now, I …
am happy and helathy.
have control over my time.
know I’m smart.
feel good about myself.
am learning, living, and loving it!!!
I OCCUPY EDUCATION!

    occupyedu:

    10 months ago, I quit school to get a Real Life and Education.

    In School, I….

    • was constantly stressed.
    • didn’t have to time to relax or be with my family.
    • was told I was stupid by teachers and their grades.
    • wasn’t really learning.

    Now, I …

    • am happy and helathy.
    • have control over my time.
    • know I’m smart.
    • feel good about myself.
    • am learning, living, and loving it!!!

    I OCCUPY EDUCATION!

    Reblogged from: occupyedu
  14. occupyedu:

I Occupy Education by helping to bring communities together through helping us understand our similarities rather than only focusing on our differences!  I work in an environment where not all of my ideals mesh with the standards of the company, but I see HOPE and I SPEAK POWER to that HOPE, and I BELIEVE I am transforming community education every day!!!
 
I Occupy Education by not forgetting those INSIDE and OUTSIDE of the system, both educators and students, praying for their freedom, so that their own thoughts, their own voice, might reclaim what their heart is already telling them what they already know.    
 
I Occupy Education by PROMOTING Progressive Learning to future educators. I do this by speaking its voice, writing its narrative, and by living its truth.  I believe in its necessity, for the betterment of America and the betterment of the world.  
 
I will always Occupy Education by standing up for the type of learning that transforms people and not capitalist agendas.  I will always Occupy Education if it means working to improve how we all learn and will learn and who we can learn from, both in the present, the past and the future.  
 
I Occupy Education.  I am the Holistic Education.  The Progressive Educator.  The Community Educator.  The 99% Educator.  I am ME!

    occupyedu:

    I Occupy Education by helping to bring communities together through helping us understand our similarities rather than only focusing on our differences!  I work in an environment where not all of my ideals mesh with the standards of the company, but I see HOPE and I SPEAK POWER to that HOPE, and I BELIEVE I am transforming community education every day!!!

     

    I Occupy Education by not forgetting those INSIDE and OUTSIDE of the system, both educators and students, praying for their freedom, so that their own thoughts, their own voice, might reclaim what their heart is already telling them what they already know.    

     

    I Occupy Education by PROMOTING Progressive Learning to future educators. I do this by speaking its voice, writing its narrative, and by living its truth.  I believe in its necessity, for the betterment of America and the betterment of the world.  

     

    I will always Occupy Education by standing up for the type of learning that transforms people and not capitalist agendas.  I will always Occupy Education if it means working to improve how we all learn and will learn and who we can learn from, both in the present, the past and the future. 

     

    I Occupy Education.  I am the Holistic Education.  The Progressive Educator.  The Community Educator.  The 99% Educator.  I am ME!

    Reblogged from: occupyedu
  15. occupyedu:

(via Occupy High: A Protest of Education Funding Cuts (Guest Post by Kalila Bohsali) « Cooperative Catalyst)
Everyone has heard about the Occupy Wall  St. movement and its spread to involve most major cities and small towns  of the U.S. All of this talk about revolution and corporate take down  has stirred the hearts of activists internationally, sparking the hearts  of thousands of people, but what does it have to do with education?  What has the Occupy movement said about our education besides asking for  college to be free? It is time that education joins the occupy movement  and for these institutions we call “school” to  be radically changed.
There is one question we can all ask ourselves; How important is education to you?
It’s something we all experience during  our lives, and your schooling, whether you liked it or not, is something  that has shaped the person you are today. It’s a tool of change and it  has turned into a challenge of endurance. Knowing that you have to wake  up every day and drag yourself to a fluorescent-lighted building to sit  awake through the same monotonous schedule day after day. Go home and  force yourself to do the allotted homework, go to sleep and awake to do  the whole thing over again, five days a week is a mental climb of  perseverance.
School should be a place of  self-realization and learning, not a place of struggle. It should be  self motivated and specifically tailored to fit the students’ needs. It  shouldn’t be boring or impossible to keep up with, it should be  stimulating. It should have classes that you have to push to keep up  with and others that are enjoyable and fun.
With the continual budget cuts imposed by  governors and politicians nationwide, schools are going to have to  continue to cut the programs that really matter to us students: the  classes and electives we enjoy and that help produce our intellectual,  artistic growth; the classes that actually prepare us for our lives.
It’s time that we show the people who  make laws about our education that we take it more seriously. That’s why  we, as high school students, are fed up with the current educational  regime. We’ve decided to take a stand and show that we truly care about  our education and where it takes us.
Occupy High is a movement we have created  to illustrate this. It’s a voluntary Saturday school/ study hall to  show the people in charge of our future, to take our needs and our  voices into consideration. It involves classes taught by experts ranging  from photographer to poets to chefs, that are open to all ages. as well  as a class every week taught by a fellow student of Vista Grande. It  will be place to catch up on school-work. A place where the student can  become the teacher and community can come together to learn from each  other every Saturday.
We are standing up for what we believe is important in our lives and we encourage schools nation-wide to follow suit. Like our page on Facebook and tell us what you feel about our movement. All suggestions are welcome and all support helps, no matter how small.

    occupyedu:

    (via Occupy High: A Protest of Education Funding Cuts (Guest Post by Kalila Bohsali) « Cooperative Catalyst)

    Everyone has heard about the Occupy Wall St. movement and its spread to involve most major cities and small towns of the U.S. All of this talk about revolution and corporate take down has stirred the hearts of activists internationally, sparking the hearts of thousands of people, but what does it have to do with education? What has the Occupy movement said about our education besides asking for college to be free? It is time that education joins the occupy movement and for these institutions we call “school” to  be radically changed.

    There is one question we can all ask ourselves; How important is education to you?

    It’s something we all experience during our lives, and your schooling, whether you liked it or not, is something that has shaped the person you are today. It’s a tool of change and it has turned into a challenge of endurance. Knowing that you have to wake up every day and drag yourself to a fluorescent-lighted building to sit awake through the same monotonous schedule day after day. Go home and force yourself to do the allotted homework, go to sleep and awake to do the whole thing over again, five days a week is a mental climb of perseverance.

    School should be a place of self-realization and learning, not a place of struggle. It should be self motivated and specifically tailored to fit the students’ needs. It shouldn’t be boring or impossible to keep up with, it should be stimulating. It should have classes that you have to push to keep up with and others that are enjoyable and fun.

    With the continual budget cuts imposed by governors and politicians nationwide, schools are going to have to continue to cut the programs that really matter to us students: the classes and electives we enjoy and that help produce our intellectual, artistic growth; the classes that actually prepare us for our lives.

    It’s time that we show the people who make laws about our education that we take it more seriously. That’s why we, as high school students, are fed up with the current educational regime. We’ve decided to take a stand and show that we truly care about our education and where it takes us.

    Occupy High is a movement we have created to illustrate this. It’s a voluntary Saturday school/ study hall to show the people in charge of our future, to take our needs and our voices into consideration. It involves classes taught by experts ranging from photographer to poets to chefs, that are open to all ages. as well as a class every week taught by a fellow student of Vista Grande. It will be place to catch up on school-work. A place where the student can become the teacher and community can come together to learn from each other every Saturday.

    We are standing up for what we believe is important in our lives and we encourage schools nation-wide to follow suit. Like our page on Facebook and tell us what you feel about our movement. All suggestions are welcome and all support helps, no matter how small.

    Reblogged from: occupyedu
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