One of my favorite voices in school reform efforts, Dr. Alfie Kohn, is coming to San Diego in January! If you’ve chosen NUA Sparrow for your children’s education, I know you’ll appreciate what he has to say, and I hope many of you will make the effort to come out for what promises to be an inspiring evening.
“Solid research and practical experience show that schooling should be about understanding ideas from the inside out rather than just memorizing facts and practicing skills. In this talk, Kohn explains why our kids also deserve better than grades, tests, homework, lectures, worksheets, competition, and other remnants of a less enlightened age.”
This free January 12th event is hosted by the University of San Diego. Reserve your spot soon! It will likely fill up quickly. (Though the reservation page asks what your affiliation is with USD, just pick one of the options. I checked with them and the event is definitely open to the public.)
I hope to see many of you there!