This piece is shamelessly stolen from Brain Pickings, a blog that I read religiously and highly recommend especially for those of you in the language departments.
“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.”
Buried in various corners of the web is a beautiful and poignant list titled Some Rules for Students and Teachers, attributed toJohn Cage, who passed away twenty years ago this week. The list, however, originates from celebrated artist and educator Sister Corita Kent and was created as part of a project for a class she taught in 1967-1968. It was subsequently appropriated as the official art department rules at the college of LA’s Immaculate Heart Convent, her alma mater, but was commonly popularized by Cage, whom the tenth rule cites directly. [Read more…] about 10 Rules for Students, Teachers, & Life, by John Cage and Corita Kent
In fact, no matter what else happens, you’ll be proud of certain students some day. For many of them, you can already tell.
On becoming a teacher
But if you had known certain other things about what happens in many of our classrooms, you’d think twice about becoming a teacher.
And what about the response to those things OUTSIDE the classroom? If you had known about THAT, sometimes you feel you wouldn’t have thought about teaching even once. [Read more…] about The Shocking Truth About Teaching
Let’s be completely honest.
Can we really say that our schools today are doing the job they are supposed to?
Are they really preparing the next generation for competing in tomorrow’s global economy?
Beef or shame… no way out
Today on the job, I had to approach a student on campus at 7:10 a.m. She was very upset shouting at the top of her lungs: [Read more…] about Do Our Schools Work?