"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

August to June


From the website:
A 95 minute documentary that celebrates values we are on the brink of losing in the single-minded pursuit of higher test scores.

Come inside a public school happily and purposefully going against current trends!  Join 26 8-10 year olds, their teacher, and their parents for a year bursting with opportunities for curiosity, creativity and compassion.

"…a flat-out gorgeous, beautiful movie, a brilliant poem of childhoods in motion over time.  …here it's impossible to lose sight of the kids or forget them after the film stops.  They have signed the air with an individual presence that honors both the film and the education they are getting.”~ Joseph Featherstone, author Schools Where Children Learn, and Dear Josie, emeritus faculty leader Michigan State University’s acclaimed teacher education program.

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