Learn about readings by Neil Postman, Lois Hetland, Howard Gardner, Dennis Yuzenas, Abe Fischler, Dan Pink, Thomas Friedman, John Corlette, Will Sutherland, Tom vander Ark, Marshall Thurber and other innovative educators.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I am a taxpayer who was turned into a mentor after hearing about Bill Gates' speech to Governors Feb 2005, then after hearing the guy who inspired part of Gates' speech: Dennis Littky. Someday statues will be erected to honor Littky. Find out more by going to npr.org and search "Littky school" and see what comes up. interview in April 2005 . I visited his school in Providence and I made a documentary. I am very inspired by Littky's work and I hope someone in this audience will persuade a school board in hire Littky to redo their district. Please contact me if you want to become a member of the Breakfast Club With Mentors. Everyone can be a mentor. You can find some videos that I posted at http://www.Youtube.com/breakfastclubmentors
I am a taxpayer and I believe that teachers, students, principals and parents need descriptions of a new way of teaching. I wake up every morning with Dr. Fischler's question in my head: "How do you become a visible change agent in this environment?" and "Time is a variable" and "The Student is the Class." The words of Daniel H. Pink, Will Sutherland, John Corlette, Eliot Levine, Elliot Washor, Charles Mojkowski and Dennis Littky inform my daily work.