I have to say that this journey I am on right now has been a lot of fun. I love diving into the world of Education, reading up on different learning philosophies, reflecting on the great stuff I learned in my Masters program at UNH and trying to pinpoint where the Education system went wrong. I also love envisioning a school that would take all of the great ideas and practices that I am learning and encompass them in one place. A school that is not designed as a “One Size Fits All” program but one that actually looks at each child. A school that understands each student’s strengths and challenges, their learning style and helps them grow to be independent learners who can problem solve, think outside the box and grow to be great citizens. It is fun to DREAM….
Here are just some of the books that I have been reading/read in the last few months and a few others that are in my cue 🙂 If you have any other suggestions, please share!
1. The Unschooling Unmanual by Jan Hunt and a bunch of others including passages from John Holt
2. The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch