1. "In school and society, the lack of meaningful participation alienate'
workers, teachers, and students. This alienation lowers their productivity
in class and on the job. I think of this, lowered,productivity a, a performance
strike, an unorganized mass refusal to perform well, an informal and unacknowledged strike."
I do not like to talk in class and I do not think that participation should be the only way to asses students learning. I think that group discussion is good, but there are other ways the children can show they are learning the subject. Everyone has a voice that should be heard but if a student is uncomfortable then they should have the time to "warm up" to the students and teacher.
2.“People are naturally curious. They are born learners. Education can either develop or stile their inclination to ask why and to learn.”
I think that from day one the classroom teacher should make the classroom comfortable and open for discussion. Not having the children in groups or rows, but by putting them in a semi circle makes the room less stressful for asking questions and participating in front of peers. what i have found is that children like to know they have the right answer before answering in front of the class. Students need to know it is okay to have the wrong answer. We learn from one another.
3.“The good school is the one in which in studying I also get the pleasure of playing”
i want to be the teacher that has fun ways of learning new material. I like hands on projects because i think by see in doing the children obtains the information better than reading from a book as a whole class.
I found this reading to be very long and hard to stay on track. The points that the article did make were everyday situations, which i liked.