Living and growing in the classrooms we aspire to have.
The blog link is from a friend from PA. I met Chad when we both attended the Stratford Hall-Monticello program in 2008. The program no longer exists, which is a shame, focused on Revolutionary Leadership. We spent ten days of our three weeks at Stratford Hall, the home of the Lee family, which includes two signers of the Declaration of Independence and Robert E. Lee. Four days were spent at Williamsburg, Yorktown an Jamestown and one week and Monticello.
I like this post because Chad holds himself accountable.We can blame parents, administrators and Common Core, but that's just whining if we don't look at our own practices as well.
Another thing I like about his post is the idea of play. Tony Wagner in his book Creating Innovators, spends a lot of time on play and it has been something I have been reflecting on of late.
A gentle reminder ...
The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.