Control. Power. Authority. Distance. Conflict. Opinion. Fear. Status.

No matter the lens- whether through personal narrative or qualitative study- wounds endured by some children who attend our schools scar them in deep ways. Words are sometimes used in schools to inflict wounds on children, and even as those words get used, we suffer the irony of those words, on occasion, being turned on ourselves. I’ve often said that children are not our enemy and school should not be a Lord of the Flies game of survival of the fittest- for any child, anywhere.

Choice. Freedom. Democracy. Proximity. Openness. Inspiration. Joy…


as an educator I'm for 21st c community learning spaces for all kinds of learners, both adults and young people; comments reflect my personal point of view.

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