My apologies to Robert Frost. And to be accurate, I actually took two posts marked Unread.
I have had two blog posts saved in my Bloglines account for what seems like eternity. They are too good to mark as read, yet they are blaring at me with each stroll past. I have no idea what to do with them. They make bold statements that educators should hear, yet they can be inflammatory each in its own right without thorough discussion of the context.
Darren posts this graphic from Carl Glickman’s Leadership for Learning: How to Help Teachers Succeed–
Sylvia posts this quote from Alan Kay –
“Virtually all learning difficulties that children face are caused
by adults’ inability to set up reasonable environments for them. The
biggest barrier to improving education for children, with or without
computers, is the completely impoverished imaginations of most adults.” – Alan Kay (Scholastic Administrator, April/May 2003)
Both make awesome points and serve to inspire the bendable and tick off the rigid. Which one can you relate to the best?
I realize I have not hashed these two things out very well in this post. My goal was to archive them on my blog so that I would be forced to discuss them with others or at least revisit them together on a regular basis until I get it all organized in my head. If anyone wants to discuss/debate the content and context, comment away. Otherwise, these remain in my head until further notice.