Postcards final


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Postcards final

  1. 1. Is it an education that matters; or is it the opportunities that come from being educated that matter? (Can we have both?)
  2. 2. Design all aspects of our education system from the edges, the outliers, instead of from the middle.
  3. 3.  Gifted Children’s Representations of Learner Identities (Porath and Lupart) Normalizing Differences in Inclusive Teaching (Balieri and Knopf) Social Emotional Literacy (Brackett, Hymel, Schonert- Reichl) 100 Languages of Children and Reggio Emelia
  4. 4. The essence of equity is to ensure that every child has the opportunity not to become equal , but to become different – to realize their own unique potential. Adapted from John Fischer
  5. 5. Standardization tends to emphasize the lowest common denominator. Human aspirations reach much higher and if the conditions are right they succeed. Understanding those conditions is the real key to transforming education for all our children. Ken Robinson
  6. 6. Learning is an active process that requires legitimate engagement with ideas and knowledge.
  7. 7. How toget therefromhere?
  8. 8. Learning is a social process (Vygotsky) so learning how to be social would be a good place to startCreates a base of safety for staff and students – change can cause stress, anxiety, moments of doubt so the ability to support is critical
  9. 9.  Self-awareness Social awareness Self-management Relationship skills Decision making
  10. 10. “They maynotrememberthe wordsyou say, butthey willalwaysrememberhow youmade themfeel.”Joanne Kricken
  11. 11.  Provocation = a statement that lies outside of our normal experience patterns (Bono, 1991) Creativity = to produce novel ideas (that, in hindsight, have value)
  12. 12.  In the minds eye; visual thinkers, gifted people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties – Thomas G. West Mindset – Carol Dweck 2008 I am right; you are wrong – Edward de Bono 1991 The Bureaucratic Experience: The Post-Modern Challenge - Ralph P. Hummel