It’s so nice to read an article in the newspaper that celebrates what is good about education. About things that are working. About things that, as the article says, “bring the humanity back” to our schools.
And it’s the ancient art of storytelling in which hard-scrabble kids are finding their voice, a sense of community and personal empowerment which are the keys to this taste of student success.
Places are using council to reach and teach kids. As the article states…
“Schools are so focused now on testing and assessment — the download and regurgitation of content. Council is the practice of listening to children and to one another.”
Wow, building relationships that are meaningful.
Take a moment to read the hyperlinked piece above from the L.A. Times. It’s good stuff. It’s working. It’s critical.
Careful though… if this catches on, we’re gonna need bubble tests to provide data-driven council. After all, that would be a natural evolution, right?