Fw: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Extreme examples of traditional schools

From: David Rovner <rovners_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Thu Oct 6 14:44:28 2005

"traditional school doesn't have to = hell", and
the more traditional school resembles democratic school, the better.

~ David

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Mark MacFadyen
  To: discuss-sudbury-model_at_sudval.org
  Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 4:31 PM
  Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Extreme examples of traditional schools

  I've been reading some of the archives and noticed the examples of traditional schooling are really extreme. Some of these schools sound like they're right out of the dark ages. I teach in a privite traditional school; however, we are very humanistic in our approach, and I do a lot of project based learning. Kids go to the bathroom whenever they like, and there is a fun, positive atmosphere about the school. We help each other, learn together cooperatively. Still, report cards, evaluating children, and many other aspects of my traditional school are absolutely wrong. I know my school crushes creativity, it is the worst possible model for the education of children. But I want to make the point that, well, traditional school doesn't have to = hell.

  Mark
Received on Thu Oct 06 2005 - 12:04:16 EDT

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