Paradoxes of Our Work
Posted on Aug 10, 2011 - 12:57 PM by Kirsten Olson in The Landscape
The ability to hold two conflicting truths simultaneously isn't easy. And that's exactly what our work in education calls us to do at this moment.
I am just returning from the AERO
and Holistic Education conferences
, where I saw COOPsters David Loitz, Casey Caronna, Paul Freedman and Jen Groves. (Oh yeah!) One evening at AERO, a group gathered to talk about what IDEA
has been learning over the past year. This prompted a reflection on my work as an educational activist and teacher over the past 15 years, and the paradoxes I hold in my work, as both a radical school critic, and a persistent hope monger
As most of us here at the COOP already feel, we are at a moment of...