Date of publication: 2017-08-24 07:43
Thanks, Mair. I also wanted to point out that teachers are not the enemy in fact, many, many, many teachers in the US also see very clearly how destructive one-size-fits-all education policies are to children are but they simply don 8767 t have the time, resources, or autonomy to adapt to the individual needs of their students in the ways that they would like to. So the problems here are structural in the idea of uniform standards, curricula, and age grading, and the legally encoded enforcement of these standards through testing, funding, and state-dictated content requirements. Teachers are suffering from these constraints in many cases as much as students are.
In his new photo book Bomba , Thomas Prior captures the intense masculinity surrounding the sledgehammer festival in the small Mexican town of San Juan de la Vega. Every February, hundreds of local men gather on a desolate football ground to strap explosives to sledgehammers as a customary ode to an ancient battle, and Prior documents the destruction from the amateur ammunition. Noxious clouds of smoke pose as curtains to isolate the chaos from the public, and shrapnel travels as if wandering in the wind these photographs provide a sense of romantic fascination behind the rather absurd act.
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Writer: Liberty Dye
Thanks for the comment! Unfortunately I think what you 8767 re observing is words that are being dropped when the post is viewed on a mobile device. The missing words have links to additional information, and for some reason these are dropped on some mobile devices. I 8767 m not sure what the repeated messages are… haven 8767 t seen those! You should be able to view the complete piece along with the explanations on a computer. Sorry about that!
In other words, they could read for all the same reasons that we can now use computers. We don’t know how to use computers because we learned it in school, but because we wanted to learn it and we were free to learn it in whatever way worked best for us. It is the saddest of ironies that many people now see the fluidity and effectiveness of this process as a characteristic of computers, rather than what it is, which is a characteristic of human beings.
A common saying among Aboriginal people in Australia is, “All our children are clever.” Even the author of Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter reports that, lo and behold, research is beginning to show that dyslexics are smarter in some ways than early readers. Did we really have to wait for science to discover this? Could we really not just look in our children’s bright eyes and know that they all bring something unique and precious to the world? Did we have to line them up and compare them and find a predictable percentage of them to be deficient and even “disabled?”
8775 Experts 8776 in our WEIRD society tell us these children are learning disabled they have poor impulse control they lack organizational skills they are oppositional. One in twenty, one in ten, one in seven of our precious bright-eyed children, we are told, have some kind of organic brain defect that disables them as learners.
Brutus will host onstage, interview the artists on camera backstage, and also shoot down the photo pit. In addition, a special Meet & Greet with him will happen, and official Lou Brutus merchandise will be available.
Vision of youth
Australian artist and photographer Stef Mitchell's practice is grounded in tactile intimacy and a hazily candid expression of youth (the drawings she embellishes her images with are appropriately, self-consciously crude).
Opening today at Red Hook Labs, New York, ' Stef Mitchell: Girl. Photographs and Drawings ' is her first solo exhibition. It also happens to be the defacto launch of a self-published new zine, produced in collaboration with Emily Manning &ndash 55 limited, signed and numbered copies of which will be available during the exhibition.
'Stef Mitchell: Girl. Photographs and Drawings' is on view until 79 July.
Writer: Tom Howells
An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you should write more on this subject, it may
not be a taboo subject but generally people do
not talk about such issues. To the next! Kind regards!!
WOW! Thank you for helping keep the home-schooling, self-directed learning fires burning in our hearts. Our child has just come into the world, but we ponder his education so often. Home-schooling seems like such a daunting responsibility and then we consider the alternatives. Thank you, thank you! I wish every person with children could/would read your article. It gave me a lot of hope for the future. The pendulum will swing back to what our evolutionary continuum demands freedom to learn in our own way!
I am currently observing the education and learning of the fourth generation. (including my own) Plum the depths of curiosity! Converse with children. Listen to them. Be available to them. Provide them with experiences, materials, and free-time.
Lots to think about here. I must admit I have found myself growing frustrated with Twitter lately with all the pronouncements of what must 8766 be 8767 . This is a good reminder to get back to what is important. Thank you.