The most beautiful experience took place tonight. Our admin, our academic support staff, a young man from Lindbergh High School (former Nelsen Middle School student and current tutor for one of the students) and three families with their children all came together tonight for a restorative conference to connect, take ownership and make a plan to move forward positively. In order for this meeting to happen, parents had to leave work early and arrange rides for their children, students had to miss practice, admin and my other colleagues had to stay beyond their regular work hours all to show the young people that their actions matter, that THEY matter. Initially some of the family members were not super excited about having to sit through this meeting but they left the meeting exchanging phone numbers, arranging carpools and planning ways to get their young people on the right track. They also left feeling supported by each other and our school community. I’m physically and mentally beyond exhausted but emotionally so inspired by this work and so thankful to be a part of this process! #restorativejustice#restorativepractices#restorativepracticeinschools#teachersofinstagram#educationreform
Were all those years we spent in school actually educational? Where did we learn what education should be, and how satisfactory was our understanding? If all that we went through wasn't educational, then doesn't that mean that we aren't educated - and that more of it didn't necessarily make us much more educated? Should it matter to us now? How can we presume to educate others if we are not educated ourselves?
Today while doing another #projectcornerstone workshop at Huff I was observing surroundings. Classrooms are full of quotations that can form a growth mindset.
I like this idea o lot and it got me thinking about one step forward. 📖 Collecting quotes is nice and easy. Acting on the lesson learned is definitely harder.
Next time you read something you like, ask yourself: 🌟What does it mean to you? 🌟What actions can you take inspired by these words?
I have to give it up to #MichaelBloomberg for making an #investment in #education . Now he got it but that’s a lot of money to invest in one university to make sure kids eligible grade wise are not looked over because their parents can’t afford to pay for these expensive educations. Trust me, my daughter’s BC education is one of the more expensive. Now take into account how little this country invests in education which is the reason US is ranked #14 on the list of #BestEducatedCountries ! Hiring #BetsyDeVos was the opposite of this. She is there to educate those who can pay ONLY. She has no plan but to underfund schools that have kids from poor neighborhoods. “The New York Times Sunday, Bloomberg wrote that "no qualified high school student should ever be barred entrance to a college based on his or her family's bank account."
"Yet, it happens all the time," Bloomberg wrote. Bloomberg wrote that high-achieving applicants who come from families with lower and middle incomes are "routinely denied seats" that are saved for "students whose families have deeper pockets."
"This hurts the son of a farmer in Nebraska as much as the daughter of a working mother in Detroit," he wrote, adding that "America is at its best" when people are rewarded "based on the quality of their work, not the size of their pocketbook."
Chad and Erin always welcome you into their plant-based eatery @uprootedkitchen with a smile and brilliant cuisine. Raw and cooked preparations combine on one plate creating a melody of flavors that leave me satiated and wanting more at the same time. Genius!!!
We spent the day with 100 high school educators and students from across Connecticut, who used #designthinking to consider new ways to tackle four persistent problems: the transition into 10th grade, post-secondary success, college and career academic readiness, and repeating 9th grade. Thanks to the CT Rise Network for convening the group, and the Dalio Foundation for making it possible. #educationreform#humancentereddesign
Trusty arithmetic progressions, teaching me worldly and important life skills. I think an important part of school should be learning life skills. Many young people try and spend as long in education as possible because they don’t know what to do after that or how to fend for themselves. I studied the Welsh BAC and part of that we learnt about taxes but tbh the teachers didn’t know what was going on and they skimmed over it and therefore none of the pupils understood. So what happens when we have to pay taxes ourselves, we won’t have any clue how to organise ourselves and set ourselves up for life??? I think many kids leave school at young ages because they aren’t engaged and tend not to see the point in learning most of the stuff we study in school. If lessons are more focused on how we apply the basic principles of the current lessons to real life I think many young people will have some basic life skills and be prepared to go on and do what they want with their life. ~ 🧀 #education#lifeskills#learning#skills#schools#educationreform#taxes#taxeducation