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

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 […]

Relationships, Bundles of Relationships

| October 14, 2010

Over the past several years – actually it’s probably been over the past several decades – I’ve been increasingly interested in “relationships.” This topic has arisen in previous posts. However, I’d like to explore this topic briefly, but in some depth here. When I bring up the topic with my students, the immediate reaction is […]