radical learners

RADICAL LEARNERS

 

This blog by Jim Knight explores the concept of radical learners who:

  • believe we are here on earth to learn
  • use technology to learn, teach, or lead (and because it’s cool)
  • know that to teach without hope is to damage, but to teach with hope can save the world
  • don’t blame others but accept personal responsibility for whatever task they take on
  • infect everybody with their love of learning; most important, the children they teach

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Judgment

One of the great challenges we face as we speak with truth about what is good and true is that we need to move away from judging others. Judgment is a relationship killer, and if we are going to connect with others, it starts with relinquishing...

Courage

Common ground, empathy, kindness, and listening are all ways to build bridges and encourage dialogue, especially dialogue with people who see the world differently than we do. But sometimes we simply need to stop conversations that are racist, sexist, and hateful....

The Election and Our Need for Common Ground

The election we just experienced in the US has surfaced a disheartening lack of unity we are all experiencing. When we connect, we are at our best, but it seems harder and harder for us to connect with people who see the world differently than we do. To avoid...

Up To The Mountain–Why You Should Teach

One of my favorite recordings is  Solomon Burke singing Patty Griffin’s magnificent song, “Up To The Mountain”—her tribute to Martin Luther King based on the famous mountain top speech Mr. King gave the night before he was assassinated in Memphis.   This song is so...

PEERS Goals

Goal setting is an essential part of coaching. Coaches often partner with teachers to set SMART goals, which are variously understood to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable (or Actionable/Assignable), Realistic (Relevant) and Timely (or Time Bound). I believe teachers...

Surface Coaching versus Deep Coaching

In 2008 Joellen Killion wrote a short essay distinguishing between coaching light and coaching heavy. “Coaching light,” Joellen wrote, “occurs when coaches want to build and maintain relationships more than they want to improve teaching and learning. From this...

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