I’ve been teaching a course to pre-service B.Ed. students – Schools and Education. I basically have a lot of room to “do my thing” and really just get students to challenge their set values, beliefs and preconceptions about what is school and what is an “education”. I can rant and rave but more often challenge them with questions that they find their own answer to.
I thought it would be useful to share some of the links I recommend to students through the blackboard we use (admittedly many are Canadian since that is where I teach). So here you go. Lots of great pickings to get your own brain, your own juices thinking differently about school and education. And we must, we must never become entrenched and cornered into a set idea, a set paradigm. Education itself is always moving, always changing. We need teachers who realize this and act with this in mind. Never stay still, keep moving ……..
Freire – The Future of School http://www.papert.org/articles/freire/freirePart1.html
Freire – 4th Letter / Letter to my teacher. Qualities
Teaching As A Subversive Activity, Postman and Weingarten.
After Deschooling, Ivan Illich
James Baldwin – A talk to teachers. Race. http://richgibson.com/talktoteachers.htm
Law: Myers vs Peel board of ed. Negligence. http://scc.lexum.org/en/1981/1981scr2-21/1981scr2-21.html
Brown, A., Legal handbook for educators, 6th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2009)
Watkinson, Education, Students rights and the charter. Chpt 5.
Negotiating power in the classroom: Briskin http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/cws/article/viewFile/8766/7943
The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Teacher: Selected Writings.
Advice for teachers L.Ferlazzo list - http://t.co/PGHlRjv
Mike Rose graduation speech - http://bit.ly/nXvFZ0
How to prevent another da vinci - http://wanderingink.wordpress.com/2007/05/23/how-to-prevent-another-leonardo-da-vinci/
Kyle. My education poem - http://community.eflclassroom.com/video/my-education
Teacher Talk Best posts: http://ddeubel.edublogs.org/2011/08/29/bests-posts-2010-2011
Ira Socol: http://speedchange.blogspot.com
Uninspired Teacher - http://uninspiredteacher.blogspot.com
Stephen Dowes http://www.downes.ca/
Joe Bower http://www.joebower.org/
Clay Burrell - http://beyond-school.org/
Larry Ferlazzo – Best advice to new teachers. http://bit.ly/pFo2Jj
David Wees - http://davidwees.com
David Warlich – 2 cents worth - http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
George Couros – Princples of change - http://georgecouros.ca/blog/
Chris Wejr - http://mrwejr.edublogs.org
Can Educators on LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4052478&trk=anet_ug_grppro
Canadian Educators on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/davidwees/canadian-educator/members
Unplugged Cnd Educators - http://www.unplugd.ca/index.html
The purpose of education: CBC roundtable.
John Taylor Gatto – Letter to my granddaughter. Unschooling.
What makes a great teacher? How to know?
Ken Robinson: Your Element http://vimeo.com/9842035
Benjamin Zander: Ted. http://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion.html
Krashen: Poverty and education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLcootlU9lc
Hall Dennis revisited. http://bit.ly/phfYNS
TVO roundtable-one size fits all? http://bit.ly/oCK5pz
Yourvoice – Is school essential to your child’s learning? http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/tvoparents/index.cfm?page_id=483&event_id=1485
Your Voice – The Classroom Mirror. Do schools reflect reality/diversity? http://bit.ly/npLimf
Africentric Schools? - http://community.eflclassroom.com/profiles/blogs/africentric-culturecentric
Finne Cherian: Best University lecturer Ontario – Reflections on Schooling. Unbinding baby elephants
TVO : What makes a great teacher. Roundtable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXaLGt460e4
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