Archive for December, 2011

Roadblocks: Who Knows Best What I Need to Know?

Posted December 31, 2011 By Dave Thomer

Another roadblock that I encounter as I try to live up to the ideal of teaching that I have in my head is an ongoing conflict between two ideas. The first is my dislike of the idea that school should be a place where the teacher takes his or her knowledge and transfers it to […]

Roadblocks: Beyond Hot Cross Buns

Posted December 30, 2011 By Dave Thomer

As I get ready for the new year, I’ve been having a number of conversations with myself about how to implement the vision of teaching I have in my head. In my head, students take their questions about the world and seek out answers to them, while I provide resources and guidance to help them […]

A Fine Morning: Can You Hear God Crying?

Posted December 29, 2011 By Dave Thomer

A few weeks ago I had one of those right-place-at-the-right-time opportunities that prove that the universe is not devoid of a sense of good timing. The Art Sanctuary invited a group of Parkway students to attend a special student matinee performance of selections from Can You Hear God Crying? The finished work is expected to […]