Abraham Lincoln wrote in his 1862 message to Congress . . . “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. As our case is new, so must we think anew” (Lincoln, 1953, p.537).
The Service of Democratic Education Your thoughts on the concept – “Democratic Education?” (taking care of children) Are we moving in the right direction with teacher preparation? (are you finding well prepared first year teachers?) Who is responsible for ongoing professional development? (what should professional development look like?)
Ideas for your consideration Thermometer or thermostat? “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.” “No deposit – no return”
Three, two, one . . . group discussion Three new learnings. . . Two ideas I can apply back home . . . One concept I would like to know more about . . .
Discussion questions . . . One new passion . . . One promise or commitment . . . One possibility for improvement in your leadership or in learning . . .