So. Consider conversations that offer the thoughtful dialogue that promotes clarity and change as this tweet points to:@wmchamberlain: Left @russgoerend a big push-back comment http://t.co/5CUXeXGh We need to have more conversations about what we should teach. OriginalMessage:
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— William Chamberlain (@wmchamberlain) February 10, 2012
http://hootsuite.com/iphone I especially nodded yes to Philip Cummings comment which ended with “I just wish there was more time for students to pursue their passions or just explore and discover what interests them.” Offering exposure to a variety of options ( computer tech, computer applications, drama as script writing, drama as acting, drama as production, music creation, appreciation, and remixing, auto or CAD shop…etc) opens opportunities for choosing passions and careers that students don’t know exist and don’t know it’s within their interests.
Years ago we offered quarterly mini workshops to students, in which every member of the staff shared a project activity about one of their passions or an aspect of their work. Oil painting, sewing, bike maintenance, etc. Students signed up for their choice. It added to the joy of school and learning. Carry on the conversations; perhaps we will discover how to school our students in ways that meet and extend their interests so continuous, relevant, and passionate learning evolves.
Continuous- always learning
Relevant- to their future
Passionate- so living and learning in life are pleasantly connected to one’s daily career and community
Remember the advice, “Discover what you love to do, and choose a career with components of that. Do what you enjoy.”How does your school help kids explore their possibilities?
What conversations have you started to make such options possible?
Reflect curiosity and wonder —
Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness…