Educational Rants

Boycott the Test: Why It’s Time for Teachers to Take Back Education

2/4/2013 “Everybody is born with innate curiosities.  It’s a school’s job to cultivate them and not to kill them.” –Nikhil Goyal I have tried to resist the temptation to use this blog as a soapbox to shout from–and those of you who know me personally know that I have in fact been controlling myself.  But I can’t remain …

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Our Messy World: Learning From and With, Not About

11/26/2012 “No one can be authentically human while he prevents others from being so.”   –Paolo Freire, from Pedagogy of the Oppressed Anyone who knows me knows I’m not in the habit of quoting the U.S. military, but I have to admit that I love the way they describe the current state of the world as …

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