On Monday, June 13 I'll be giving a talk to my School Board on the "Passion-Driven School." We're making plans to move toward a standards-based system, and I'm going to call for the inclusion of some…Continue
"It went well. I have been having some trouble - -or rather, my son is -- getting the video off his ipod and up on YouTube. Rather than a dialogue it was very much a lecture, mainly because of my nerves as I plowed through the…"
"I'd actually like to play this out myself sometime. I'm not sure I know all of your references, but I am interested in how specific kinds of social activities might help to bridge the oppositional forces. I think I'm…"
"The basic idea of Polarity Management is try and help people see the value in both of the ideas--typically, ideas that reflect the dual nature of most situation. Control/Freedom, for example. My idea would be to find a way to help the…"
"Thanks, Steve! I will be around tomorrow. I get upset when parents tell me what they want is more of something that I believe to be actually harmful to kids (i.e. "merit" trips, tracking, more homework, etc.) and I wonder if they…"
I would love to take a few minutes with you to talk about this. I just finished a really interesting book: Polarity Management, and I think there is a principle in the book which would really help in such a discussion.…"
"I am uncertain how you differentiate between your passion model and the effort to move to an outcome or competency based model of education.
No matter how students learn- self-driven by carrots or externally driven by teacher mandates, if the…"
"I have a pretty good grounding in the reasons for the passion-driven classroom, having read lots of books and listened to almost all Steve's interviews on the subject, read lots of teacher blogs over the last months and done a bunch of writing…"
On Monday, June 13 I'll be giving a talk to my School Board on the "Passion-Driven School." We're making plans to move toward a standards-based system, and I'm going to call for the inclusion of some system for finding interests/passions of children and giving them the time and resources within the system to pursue them. There's a lot of support on my Board, but there will be objections that I'm trying to anticipate. One is: "In a passion-driven, personalized school, what happens with the kid…See More