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Mullings on teaching, learning, schooling, society, ecology, systems, spirituality, connections…

More Shootings and We Still Haven’t Learned

| December 14, 2012

Yet another school shooting today, and this time young children, as well as adults. Of course, we still think everyone should have guns, even though the 2nd Amendment was not intended to allow guns in everyone’s homes, but rather for state organized militia. We should remember that those were very different times. But, the issue […]

The “Common Core” of Ignorance

| December 8, 2012

For decades, but actually for centuries, educational scholars have been pushing for ways of teaching that engage children and contribute to their growth and development as thoughtful participants in society. However, corporate and political forces always seem to win out in the battles between thoughtful and thoughtless schooling. Thoughtless schooling has been empowered from the […]