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The ABC's of Education
Don’t miss this small book of essays with LARGE ideas!
Using stories, reflections, and quotations from students
and teachers, and drawing on the writing of historians,
artists, poets and philosophers, Doug Goodkin presents 26
ways schools can better serve the “imaginative, intellectual,
and humanitarian promise” of our children. In writing
which never loses sight of what is truly possible, he asks
the reader to examine practices which are commonly taken
for granted in schools, and compels us to think beyond our
passive acceptance. Drawing from 30 years of teaching at
the San Francisco School, as well as memories of his own
schooling as a child, Goodkin offers this inspiring and
hopeful collection of alphabetic essays on what SHOULD
be included in every child’s education.
Chapters include: Art, Beauty, Character, Democracy,
Education, Fun, Genius, Humor, Instruction, Jazz, Knowledge, Love, Mistakes, No!,
Orff Schulwerk, Play, Quality,
Relationships, Stories, Truth, Understanding, Vulnerability,
Work, Xylophones, Yes!, Zen. Book, 211 pages.