Danielle H., a ChiUTEP student, shared this really fascinating tale episode of NPR's This American Life. The whole she-bang is worth a listen, but of particular interest to me, given our NDSG 2011…Continue
Danielle H., a ChiUTEP student, shared this really fascinating tale episode of NPR's This American Life. The whole she-bang is worth a listen, but of particular interest to me, given our NDSG 2011 theme, is Act 3, which, focuses on The Brooklyn Free School. Listen below (MP3 is attached.) Details are below: PrologueHost Ira Glass plays clips from a documentary film called Please Vote for Me, which follows…See More
February 17, 2011 at 6pm to February 20, 2011 at 12pm
Teachers as Organizers, Professionals, & Artists - Creating Democracy In and Out of School is this year's theme. The conference brings Bob Peterson – teacher, writer, activist, organizer, editor of Rethinking Schools along with other educators from across the nation working in diverse educational communities to discuss and brainstorm effective ways to redirect education in America both in and outside the classroom. See More
"Esther, This story is a gripping challenge to all who view it. I purposely chose to read it first and will go back to hear it later! I immediately reviewed my time with students who brought aspects of their stories daily…"
"There so many reasons that this piece speaks to me--to who I am at my core. Most relevant perhaps, at least within the context of NDSG, is the fact that it challenges the notion that there is a 'single story' of democracy."
Friends, Let's explore storytelling as a tool for protest, resistance, and advocacy by listening to novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she "tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice--and warns that if we hear only a single story...we risk a critical misunderstanding." (From the TED website.) A transcript of her incredible talk can be found here:…See More
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