TTT#322 Reclaiming the public in public education (IDEA) w/ Allie Desmet, Beth Sanders, Sam Chaltain, Gregory HIll - 11.07.12

Learn more about the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA) on this episode of TTT , with our guests:

From the IDEA site:

Democratic education is not a type of school or research-based practice. It isn’t one kind of learning program or philosophy. It is a frame. It’s a way of gathering together a vast and powerful set of ideas, philosophies of learning, research, school models, teaching practices, policies, and community visions so that a powerful story can be told that reclaims the “public” in public education—that is, education owned by all of us.

This is an ongoing discussion on TTT and we invite you to join us any Wednesday evening to reclaim the public in public education. Come on over to TTT at 9PM ET/6PM PT

Until the nuanced story is clear, truthful and told by and large by those who are experiencing the greatest suffering (ie: young people), the solutions generated will not be the ones our city needs. —Jayeesha Dutta

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Peggy George: Hello. Is anyone here? :-) Looking forward to listening to this conversation.
21:06Chris Sloan: waiting for everybody to join us
21:06Peggy George: Hi Chris. Thanks.
21:07Peggy George: So sorry to hear NY is being hit by a huge winter storm now! Hope everyone is doing ok.
21:10Peggy George: Yeah! Getting the stream now.
21:19Peggy George: thanks Monika :-)
21:19Peggy George: yes we can always add links here in this chat and they will be clickable if we use http://
21:20Peggy George: Love that we can copy/paste the links in this chat. Used to have to drag and drop which never worked very well.
21:37Peggy George: I remember that conversation about reading! :-)
21:41Peggy George: thanks! got the link from the Titanpad :-)
21:41Peggy George: Looks amazing!
21:55Peggy George: love that term! "dot connector". I think that describes me too. :-)
22:02monika: speaking of stories . . .
22:03monika: and here are some cool audio essays, all about people's most powerful learning experiences --
22:03monika: all this via Sam
22:04Peggy George: love them! Thanks for including me!
22:04monika: me 7:18 PM!home/mainPage
22:05Peggy George: thanks. I was looking for that link.
22:08Peggy George: I've been reading those blog posts. Great stuff and shows the power of authentic writing.
22:10monika: for what it's worth, here's a video one of my students did about some teen Obama volunteers:
22:10Peggy George: terrific! Can't wait to watch it :-)
22:11Peggy George: how are your students reacting to the election results?
22:13Peggy George: lots of possible new conversations growing out of tonight's conversation :-)
22:15Peggy George: I hope Chris will talk about that again in a future session. Very interested in the student voice related to the political process.
22:16Peggy George: thank you all for another great conversation!
22:16Peggy George: good night everyone!