How are you involved in education?
I am an 8th grade social studies teacher and adjunct professor at St. Joseph's University.
What's your ideal school or classroom like?
k-5ish = a garden next to a big climbing tree near a river on the edge of a forest
6-8ish = a farm in the country that sells it's products at a market in the city
9-12ish = each kid has a free transportation pass to travel anywhere on planes, trains, or ships to a network of professionals who agree to work side-by-side with them for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, or 1 year time periods
I believe the biggest impediment to school reform is starting with the idea that an "ideal" education can occur in a classroom or school :)
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp USDOE, what would it be about?
Nonverbal Communication in the Classroom