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

Creativity and Kids

| October 14, 2010

A while ago, I posted a short entry on creativity and children. The essence of this entry was that the politics of schooling with an emphasis on achievement and test scores is problematic. In fact, the current efforts in schools are actually acts of psychological violence against our children (and teachers, too!). Testing, accountability, standardized […]

Confusion – Double Bind or Connection in the Classroom

| October 14, 2010

Recently, I was reading part of A Letter to My Students that I had sent them a few days earlier. Among the ideas that I mentioned were ideas of learning as non-linear and of learning as pattern thinking. After I finished a student asked the question, “… but how do patterns fit?” She went on, […]