A Revolutionary Nursery School in our Midst!

As an instructor in teacher education and supervisor of student-teachers, I spend a lot of time in schools, reflecting on school practices and pushing for reform. I’ve lost some of my youthful zeal about the potential for schools to change the world.  Rather than innovating, transforming and creating, I see a whole lot of reproducing … More A Revolutionary Nursery School in our Midst!

4 Rules to Live By

This past week I had an illuminating conversation with my university students.  I love teaching this teacher education course at this particular college because these future teachers help me feel hopeful.  Hopeful that they will work to  reverse some of what plagues urban public education today– the anti-intellectualism, low-expectations and  uninspired teaching. This group (of … More 4 Rules to Live By