Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Friday, April 20, 2012

See Schooling the World

I definitely want to check out this documentary!

Hi all,

Those interested, please join us for this Askwith Forum, this is quite an intriguing documentary filmed in India.

Best regards,


All over the world, volunteers build schools in traditional societies, convinced that school is the only way to a 'better' life for indigenous children.

But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on theworld's last sustainable indigenous cultures.

Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, the film weaves the voices of Ladakhi people through a conversation between four carefully chosen original thinkers; anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence; activists Vandana Shiva and Helena Norberg-Hodge, both recipients of the Right Livelihood Award for their work with traditional peoples in India; and Manish Jain, a former architect of education programs with UNESCO, USAID, and the World Bank.

It examines the hidden assumption of cultural superiority behind education 'aid' projects; looks at the failure of education to deliver on its promise of a way out of poverty; and, finally, calls for a “deeper dialogue” between cultures, suggesting that we have at least as much to learn as we have to teach from these ancient sustainable societies.

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Vipul Shaha,

Ed.M. Human Development and Psychology
Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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