Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A more accurate view of who we are

I learned some new vocabulary words today.  They were used by David Brooks in his New York Times Op Ed piece The New Humanism.

He writes about a movement away from Americans' valuing only what is strictly measurable, to a growing body of research and an appreciation for traits related to human relationships and interconnections.  In the conversation about how to measure school success, teacher effectiveness, and student learning, I am interested in exploring these words and their meaning.  I'd like to define these words in terms of our school and how to teach for the future.  Let's do it together!

Attunement, Equipoise, Metis, Sympathy (I know that one!), and Limerence.

Some more photos from Read Across America Day:

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