Love this. So good to find tribe members, helps me know that there is a deep intuition toward respectful, reverent learning.
I started this year with a dream to build a fair, free, democratic classroom where students have agency over their own learning… and to be completely honest, it has been quite difficult. Most days I feel like I am trying to jam a round peg into a square hole. There are so many constraints and structures that run deep within the current system of school, that it has been difficult to circumvent them.
This year I have tried to change my practice to fit within the system, but I’m beginning to wonder if those goals are fully achievable without changing the system itself.
So I have begun to wonder…
What if curriculum, instead of being multiple pages with hundreds of bullets, was simply “find out where students are and help them move along”?
What if assessment, instead of being focused on achievement, measured and celebrated the amount of progress made…
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