Gangs, drugs, street racing, bullying, video game addiction. These are the typical negative headlines we associate with today’s youth. It’s really no wonder why young people disengage from a media that reinforces negative stereotypes and treats them as an entity to be seen, observed, critiqued but not heard. One of the things I’ve always [...]
Why do some students engage their learning while others disengage?
This is the most intriguing and difficult question I encountered during my teacher training last year at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The deeper I searched for answers, the more unwieldy my exploration became. I learned, for example, that engagement isn’t [...]
“To agree to learn from a stranger who does not respect your integrity causes a major loss of self. The only alternative is to not learn and reject the stranger’s world.”
- Herbert Kohl, from “I Won’t Learn from You”
American educator Herbert Kohl’s “I Won’t Learn from You” is a [...]