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AERO Conference June 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Peter Berg
07:53:50
Thank you Monica hope you feel better
Learning Without Borders
07:59:02
I remember filling stations.
Susan M
08:02:20
Never say never. :)
Mahi
08:05:18
I was interested science all my life. but ever since I dropped out of high I have been figuring out why my curiosity was always been strangled in school. I started learning about education. I dropped the idea of doing science. I'm 20 now and thinking that's what I really loved. I want to go back to science but I am not sure if I'd like to be back in the conventional schooling system.
Susan M
08:06:28
I sure didn't learn about this in school. Did anyone here?
Wendy Raver (she/her)
08:07:32
Nope: my history education was taught from a racist lens.
Derek Sturm
08:10:57
Would teaching CRT now be a type of Fugitive Pedagogy in many states?
Learning Without Borders
08:15:56
Yay! The curriculum is everything a child learns
Jimmy
08:17:34
I think they meant Critical Race Theory
Derek Sturm
08:18:41
Interestingly, my students (11-15) want to learn Critical Race Theory. They love it. "Love"
Learning Without Borders
08:20:04
So important to follow the child’s lead and interest …..
Learning Without Borders
08:20:41
Yes…I love “ I wonder” questions
Learning Without Borders
08:22:08
Giving kids agency in the inquiry process
Derry Hannam
08:23:28
Great Tracy. Exactly my approach in English public schools - self-directed learning with teacher as facilitator and Socratic questioner all set in a democratic and rights respecting classroom. My book is called“Another Way Is Possible: Becoming a Democratic Teach in a State School.” The e-version is only $2 during the conference proceeds to AERO or as a paperback at Amazon. ( sold so far - thanks folks!
Barry Chiate
08:27:17
Look at Viola Spolin
Denise
08:28:35
@Barry can you tell us a bit more about who Viola Spolin is?
Derry Hannam
08:28:40
Absolutely Tracy!!! That’s what I call ‘Socratic questioning.’ Brilliant!
Susan M
08:30:40
What do you say to people who say this type of alternative education is a luxury, for the educated, for the wealthy, and not for people of color?
beatrizgiorgi
08:30:48
Totally relate to that!
Learning Without Borders
08:31:17
Tracy,I had a workbench too…. can you discuss a bit more about the need for “safety” and “the importance of making mistakes”?
Barry Chiate
08:31:46
Check out Viola Spolin’s classic book: Theater Games for the Classroom - A teacher’s Handbook. Look up Viola Spolin on wikipedia. In Theater Games in the Classroom - there are over a hundred games that involve children directly in their own self discovery. Viola goes back over a hundred years ago and began at the classic Hull House.
Learning Without Borders
08:33:09
Especially “emotional safety” for kids who need more co-regulation or learn differently
Barry Chiate
08:37:42
I love to share that the humanistic approach to learning in the Italian Renaissance was based on observing how a 3 year old naturally plays, observes and learns. 3 year olds will take a group of blocks and look at each one separately and then reassemble the blocks with their own design. This is also referred to as Systems Thinking today. Research has shown that 4 year olds are the best natural system thinkers by age and are better creative problems solvers than many high school students. This is what employers are looking for - 4 year olds are doing better than many high school students? Would this change or school system a little? These facts can be proven with actual spatial relationship tests. Take a look at Schools that Learn.
Kathyann
08:37:54
Smoke irritates. The bees find it disrespectful and you need a veil.
Penny Camps
08:38:01
Tracy thank you for this. Nature as classroom is sooooooooo critical
Derek Sturm
08:39:07
This current slide is CRT, fyi
Zoom user Cindy Fadel
08:39:54
Every we need to know, Is in nature. I saw it with my own child and his friends
Zoom user Cindy Fadel
08:40:21
Everything we need to know, Is in nature. I saw it with my own child and his friends
Erin
08:40:34
Less than 20% can learn by lecture based, auditory instruction. I am so fortunate to be able to work with Teacher Ed students who are not learning to lecture, but creating learning experiences.
Al M
08:41:11
I’ve been teaching/coaching Kids’ hand tool carpentry full time K-8 (sometimes 12)for 30 years—they asked for this. Feel free to email me
Barry Chiate
08:45:54
Albert Einstein said that Imagination is the highest level of human intelligence. Where is the imagination in school? This our essential creative source. Was Albert tremendously confused? His school grades weren’t very good either. Curiosity and Imagination - has the government hijacked this? Think about it.
Susan M
08:47:07
:)
Wendy Raver (she/her)
08:47:15
Nice!
Zoom user Cindy Fadel
08:47:51
Eisenstein also said if you understand nature you will understand allNot a direct quote
Al M
08:47:55
Einstein didn’t go to school as often as he did.
Susan M
08:48:06
I remember when in college, working with the local school. There was this one child who would get suspended. He'd sneak back into the school just to see his teacher. It was his safe place.
Zoom user Cindy Fadel
08:49:25
I love this…. I so agree with everything you are saying. We have a tornado warning here so I’ll jump off for a bit. I hope I can get back
Susan M
08:49:37
Cindy, stay safe!
Barry Chiate
08:50:04
In regard to school and art. Hitler was a good artist as a teenager. He was rejected by the Art schools he applied to. Could you imagine the difference if Adolph had been allowed to continue to study art. This is the reality how conventional education effects everything. Alice Miller called compusory education - Institutionalized Insanity. 4 generations of compulsory education has been reported to be the main reason why WW11 happened in Germany.
Susan M
08:50:16
Makers vs. Consumers
peterbergson
08:50:16
Tracy, can you make the Culture Iceberg graphic available to us? I couldn’t really read it.
Learning Without Borders
08:53:47
Love your perspective Tracy!
Derek Sturm
08:54:14
Nope. Germany was in a position historically proven ripe for fascism. WW2 was guaranteed.
Denise
08:55:08
@Barry - Hitler was the match and Germany was the drought-rdden dry forest. Another match or soark would have arisen.
Susan M
08:55:55
Inner city parents I know are tired, working multiple jobs, and don't think they have the education or ability to "teach" their kids. Their kids don't expect their parents to be involved. How do we help give the parents give the skills (and see they have the skills already), ability, and time to see they can interact and be with their children, of all ages, this way?
Erin
08:56:29
But the bigger realization is that youth do not need adults to be engaged. It was a sad day when I realized my son didn’t need me as parent or teacher for his learning! Mentors are more inspiring! And youth can be mentors to other youth.
Susan M
08:56:38
I typed quickly... I hope what I wrote makes sense.
Kathyann
08:57:19
I enjoyed Reggio school. The regular adults (teachers) brainstormed with parents about resources the community could support that fit the likely next interests. Then the children got to design what they wanted to do, with us having the big possibilities in our back pocket. Communities expose to real world without dumbing down to what they perceive children can absorb.
Susan M
08:59:05
You can't rank and sort with all A's.
Wendy Raver (she/her)
08:59:30
This year was especially tough on our BIPOC students - thank you Tracy
Derry Hannam
08:59:34
Art, Drama, Dance, Music are being driven out of the curriculum in England - correlates with decline of well-being and increase in mental ill-health in young people. It also correlates with rise of Trump-lite populist authoritarian government. That’s no coincidence. It’s a tragedy but students and parents are beginning to resist.
Learning Without Borders
08:59:45
I think there was.a LOT of learning in different ways going on during the pandemic that wasn’t recognized :-(
beatrizgiorgi
09:01:54
Any practical tips on how we manage/ handle 34 different passions/ desires / ideias at the same time as teachers? Sometimes I feel I just don’’t have enough hands… Could you share some resources or ideas you use for that?
Derry Hannam
09:01:56
Tracy what would you say to a teacher’s oath “I will not knowingly harm the children in my care’ - like the medical doctor’s Hippocratic oath. They have such a teacher’s oath in Finland called the Comenius oath.
Denise
09:06:08
@beatriz teachers can collaborate with other teachers within the same school or a global online community to connect students with the same interests
Learning Without Borders
09:06:32
Yes! We need to meet families where they are !! And use the underutilized space and talent
Liza Loop
09:08:33
Great idea, Tracy. I think Educational counselors for families would end up being very cost-effective.
Gayle Hanlon
09:09:48
There are going to be families who don’t want help,
Derek Sturm
09:10:02
Elevate the journey and all those that take it
Al M
09:10:31
The strictest, least respectful teachers mostly, don’t think they are harming students = they think their strictness is helping—I’ve been in dozens of schools for 30+ years
Barry Chiate
09:10:36
A woman who was voted NYC teacher of the year with 29 years of special ed experience. She was the best so the city gave her the most challenged kids to work with - 8 to 10 year olds who could not read. She told the kids stories about the origins of words. They became curious and wanted to find more stories - etymology - of words because they were curious and emotionally engaged. But they could not because they didn’t know how to read. Now they were curious and had a reason to want to read read - so because they had a reason to want to read - and so they taught themselves to read in 3 months. Emotional engagement does not exist in school and again - Alice Miller said - emotion attaches meaning to experience. Curiosity could change the whole educational realm - what do you think?
Susan M
09:10:37
I think back to one of my daughter's first teachers. She said the main goal is to help the child feel safe. If you can do that, nothing else matters -- all else will fall into place.
Liza Loop
09:11:08
The problem with oaths about harm is that so many who do “harm” believe they are helping. Sometime there are differences in goals, sometimes unintended consequences.
Learning Without Borders
09:12:15
@Susan… That was a point I asked Tracy about that while you were gone…so very important!
Peter Berg
09:12:15
75%b of kids experience trauma before 16
Peter Berg
09:12:20
75%
Denise
09:13:02
@Susan I love that!
Liza Loop
09:14:59
Public safety (necessary for any of us to feel safe) is a big responsibility to lay on schools. Let’s beware of “feature creep” for schools. We should hold other institutions responsible for their mandates and not ask teachers to do everything.