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Back to basics- Required Reading, June 19, 2014

Everybody teaches, and everybody learns. If you’re wondering what it’s all about – chew on this:

Help yourself to these helpful notes on Paolo Friere!  Here’s a fave: To teach is not to transfer knowledge but to create the possibilities for the production or construction of knowledge.  

And a little primary source John Dewey.  Try this on: I believe that education is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

Here’s an interview with Vivian Paley, who should wear a cape, she’s such great hero. Here is one thing she said about her experience as a teacher: I was always in my own laboratory and the questions I had would eventually be answered right there.

And for a cute send off, here’s a model lesson on how to crush leaves, from an expert.

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