|Photo by Adrienne Yvr, Seattle Tango Marathon 2017.|
of holding someone
and being held,
no matter what happens
during the journey of the dance,
you will walk together.
Thirst for #Learning
"The teacher didn't even show up," he said.
The barista: "That's always nice."
That's always nice...
unless, of course,
you want to #learn.
Why is it "cool" to say, Yay! No teacher! No work! No homework! ? Do we value our learning opportunities? And if we do not, should we not change something about what and how we are studying and teaching? Then again, it takes two. I am a firm believer that if you want to learn something, you will -- it might or might not be what you thought you would be "taught", but if I as the agent of my own learning, want to gain something from an experience, I will.
Culture & attitudes about learning. What teachers are up against. What students want. What students value. #Knowledge is #power.
A public school in the UK is punishing students for overdue lunch fees:
"Children whose parents had not paid off lunch debts were made to sit in 'lunch isolation' away from friends and given substitute meals"
Here is a copy of the letter sent out to parents:
And the full article: http://ind.pn/2ahqlZs
Schools should be places of sanctuary. I'm tired of people saying, Well if the parents taught their kids this or that. My students were my kids. If they acted out, they made me look bad. And I told them so. Not your parents. You spend 5 hours of your week with me, I am responsible, too. And if a child needs something, something as basic as food, we need to help them. Sad, sad, sad.
It takes a village. We are that village.