Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement?

Teacher and PBL consultant Shelley Wright offers her first draft of a Slow Education manifesto and urges other educators to join in the effort.

Source: plpnetwork.com

Education is perhaps one of the most fundamental changes that has to be undertaken…

Let’s let it emerge autopoïetically…,This does not mean we should not lead on it…

 

"One must constantly rest on an acting “avant garde” (vanguard). There’s never preliminary consensus with respect to innovation. One doesn’t progress on the foundation of average opinion, which is not democratic; but “mediocratic”. One progresses on the foundation of creative passion. All and every transformational innovation is first and foremost deviance. It diffuses when becoming a trend before becoming a historic power."

Edgar Morin : Freely translated from French

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We Did It!

Our first Mayday reform candidate, Ruben Gallego, declared victory last night in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District.

Source: mayday.us

You did it, Larry and companions in arms…

 

It always seems impossible, until it’s done (Nelson Mandela)

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ID and Other Reflections: Learning Vs. Performance — The Dichotomy

Source: idreflections.blogspot.ca

We enter the era of Self-determination.

Deci and Ryan’s Theory is still considered by many Heresis.

http://www.selfdeterminationtheory.org/

 

It is however self-evident for those who have seen how people can grow to their highest potential when they are "Intrinsically Motivated"

 

In this article also Carol Dweck is mentioned. Carol figures in my hall of fame. Her lifework has been to discover why some people are successful in all circumstances.. It is dead simple: She distinguishes two mindsets. One she calls Growing Mindset, the other Fixed mindset. Her book Mindset is a MUST READ, for everyone, bacause you can change your mindset, and you can help your kids acquire a growing mindset… I offered this book to all my children, with apologies for the education mistakes I made.

 

Go and see

http://mindsetonline.com/

 

So read this article..

Life and learning is the same thing.

So these aspects are part and parcel of the paradigm change we need to go through for our societies to move towards much more GOOD, and no BAD.

 

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Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans

A growing number of people 60 and older owe old student loans

Source: www.businessweek.com

Student debt, any debt imposed on consumes, is fine for the 0.01%…

 

It makes people dependent, compliant, agents for them earning more money,

And it grows the economy, by growing the money supply so that they can divert ever larger chunks of it to the casino..

 

See

http://daviddegraw.org/peak-inequality-the-01-and-the-impoverishment-of-society/

 

The perverse effects/: So many

 

But what’s the problem?

Après moi, le déluge — after me (comes) the flood — are attributed, as a premonition of the French Revolution, to King Louis XV of France (1710-74),

It was not him, but his son Louis XVI who was beheaded at the French revolution…

 

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JetBlue CEO Fires Back at Wall Street Analysts

Wall Street analysts are no fans of Dave Barger, but JetBlue’s chief executive officer says the airline’s customer-friendly business model is still young—and effective

Source: www.businessweek.com

This is a story of a disaster foretold

There are many like this, and the intermediaries on the strock market strive on them

 

They are the casino, They feel when what they say will become reality, will turn out in their favor: Liquidity, reputation, transaction fees, bets on gains and losses, with no consideration on underlying value of the stocks..

 

In such a system outliers will always one day, when it suits analysts, be crucified…Its a game of cat and mouse.

 

I’ve been in these games as CEO, you have to experience it to understand…

 

Poor David Berger. He thinks as follows:

"No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist."

 

His problem, that’s not where the market intermediaries earn their bonuses.

Follow the money, follow the power, follow the sheep…

 

The solution: Change the rules of the game in favor of the whole, not partisan interests

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Read the emails in the hilarious Monsanto/Mo Rocca/Condé Nast meltdown

Marion Nestle declined an offer for $5,000 to participate in a Condé Nast video series funded by Monsanto. James McWilliams turned down an amount “conseridably north” of that.

Source: www.motherjones.com

After my scoop-it an hour ago about Vandana Shiva’s response to Spencer’s New Yorker article, I cannot resist relay this flabbergasting piece.  I must say, also to my relief.

 

Indeed it shows how far the dishonest PR tactics of Monsanto can go, to defend their partisan interests. Do they really belief they can go on forever fooling the World?

 

An occasion to remind some of Gandhi’s wide words:

"Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth."

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi

 

That being said, how many will continue to endure hardship in the meantime?

It would be hilarious, if it were not so dramatic

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Seeds of Truth – A response to The New Yorker

by Dr. Vandana Shiva – vandanashiva.com, 26 August 2014 Source: http://vandanashiva.com/?p=105 (A response to the article ‘Seeds of Doubt’ by Michael Specter in The New Yorker) I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The New Yorker’s …Read More »

Source: seedfreedom.in

Yesterday I scooped the New Yorker article, and also the reaction entitled "Gunning for Vandana Shiva.

 

Vandana is not the kind of lady that needs "gunmen"

 

The proof: Today her reaction to to the article ‘Seeds of Doubt’ by Michael Specter in The New Yorker appeared

 

Read it carefully, the stakes are very high indeed

 

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Giant Tree Is So Massive It’s Never Been Captured In A Single Image. Until Now.

Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet (75.3 meters).

Source: permaculturenews.org

So magnificent… 3.200 years old tree

No words required

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Gunning for Vandana Shiva

by Louis Project – CounterPunch, 22-24 August 2014 Weekend Edition Source: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/22/gunning-for-vandana-shiva/http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/22/gunning-for-vandana-shiva/ Perhaps nothing symbolizes the decline of the New Yorker magazine more than the hatchet job on Vandana Shiva that appears in the latest issue. Written by Michael Specter, the author of “Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress”, the article is a meretricious …Read More »

Source: seedfreedom.in

Always interesting to hear the two sides on a contentious issue

 

Here’s the original New Yorker article

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/25/seeds-of-doubt

 

read both, and make yourself an opinion

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Vandana Shiva’s Crusade Against Genetically Modified Crops

Michael Specter on Vandana Shiva, an activist who accuses biotechnology companies such as Monsanto of imposing “food totalitarianism.” Others believe that G.M.O.s are the key to solving world hunger.

Source: www.newyorker.com

Always interesting to hear the two sides of a story..

 

Here’s Vandana Shiva’s response

http://seedfreedom.in/gunning-for-vandana-shiva/

 

Make your opinion…

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