In a Montessori school

__________ I do not like the idea of having a method to work with human beings. A method might be a good idea for a short course or short periods in a long program, but protracted functioning/ dysfunction within the control of a method would drive me crazy. The administrator emphasized that respect for children […]

Happy planet index

Map showing countries shaded by their position in the Happy Planet Index (2006). The highest-ranked countries are bright green; the lowest are brown The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an index of human well-being and environmental impact that was introduced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in July 2006. The index is designed to challenge well-established indices of countries’ development, such […]

The most exciting part of life- at midnight

Teacher! Leave me alone! You are only breaking my heart and making my life so miserable. It would be better for me, for you, and for many others if you leave me alone. Leave me alone! I do not understand why you do not understand that a living person- bloody, fleshy, and bony- squeezed into a mold feels very painful, and […]

Rules for students in the U.S. across time

Specimen 1: Rules for Students 1872 Specimen 2: Punishments 1872 Specimen 3: Cases Specimen 4:  While the specific contexts of the three previous specimens are not known to the teacher-learner, specimen 4 is an extract from the 2011 syllabus of an elective academic course she is experiencing, arbitrarily named “The Love Song of Water”. PARTICIPATION AND […]