Great start for a lesson plan here. Let's talk about how understanding metaphor is understanding the brain itself. Since we only understand 'this' in terms of 'that', the more powerful, poetic, and personally-connected we can make those comparisons, the more we increase our potential for abstract and critical thought. This is why we say life is a journey! Of course, even powerful metaphors like this can lose their potency and need to be deconstructed and reconstructed from time to time in terms that are more relevant. Let students identify metaphors in religion, art, science, or anywhere else that speak to them personally and see if they can design a better metaphor on their own. #edchat #deeperlearning #designingmetaphors #findyourwhy
Trauma sensitivity is important year round but the Holiday season gives us a special opportunity to practice its best qualities
"Test defenders say the exams “give value” to a diploma, but research demonstrates the opposite is true. For example, studies show the tests do not improve empl...oyment prospects or college readiness and are linked to higher dropout rates. These impacts fall disproportionately on students with disabilities, English language learners, and students of color."
"Since it shares some symptoms with depression, demoralization tends to be mislabelled and treated as if it were depression."
This Fall Ernest Anemone will share a strategy for tackling this problem in a chapter of the upcoming textbook Promoting Peace through Practice, Academia, and the Arts published by IGI Global
After age 16, no more subjects. (H/t to The Network for Public Education Action)
#Breaking: New brain research by USC scientists shows that reading stories is a universal experience that may result in people feeling greater empathy for each other, regardless of cultural origins and differences.
Check out our short interview with Jake Crutchfield for Cambridge School Committee. Here, Jake talks about what makes a strong school and a strong school system -- community engagement. More information on him and his campaign can be found online at http://www.votejakecrutchfield.com/
Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented this video from playing at Peace and Justice Week. But here it is now for all the wonderful people who listened to me talk about it.