illychI’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 ……..

General Reading

Freire – The Future of School http://www.papert.org/articles/freire/freirePart1.html

Freire – 4th Letter / Letter to my teacher. Qualities

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/legacy/research/freire/pk.html?cms_page=freire/pk.html

Summerhill, O’Neill, Forward by Eric Fromm.

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

http://www.ucalgary.ca/dtoolkit/bibliography

The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Teacher: Selected Writings.

http://www.youblisher.com/p/118604-The-unbearable-lightness-of-being-a-teacher/

 

Links/blogs/online references

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

Cosby Speech - http://community.eflclassroom.com/video/bill-cosbys-life-lesson

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

CEA - http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog

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

 

Social Networking

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

Podcasts:

The purpose of education: CBC roundtable.

http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2011/04/the-purpose-of-education.html

John Taylor Gatto – Letter to my granddaughter. Unschooling.

http://huffduffer.com/eflclassroom/33588

What makes a great teacher? How to know?

http://ddeubel.edublogs.org/files/2010/11/What-makes-a-great-teacher-13p3zjh.mp3

 

Videos:

Ken Robinson: Your Element http://vimeo.com/9842035

Benjamin Zander: Ted. http://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion.html

Viktor Frankl http://community.eflclassroom.com/video/mans-search-for-meaning

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

http://www.tvo.org/TVOsites/WebObjects/TvoMicrosite.woa?video11429 – reflections

http://www.tvo.org/TVOsites/WebObjects/TvoMicrosite.woa?video11066 – lecture

TVO : What makes a great teacher. Roundtable.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXaLGt460e4
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