At Edcampusa on Saturday there was a lot of talk about creating environments to let kids flourish. I was hearing ideas to fix the consequences created by schools–ideas to fix problems that standardizing and warehousing education creates. To reform schools we could talk about improving them by stating what we need to do to fix the consequences and problems created by our actions, or we can stop doing what is creating the problem. Think about how we flood animals with medication so that they can be warehoused together to be quickly market and table ready in the least amount of time. That makes them grow but does not fix what is causing the problem. Maybe we need to start thinking about it in terms of what are we doing that is getting in the way? What should we remove? What should we stop doing…how can we get out of their way.
— Matt the Wine Guy (@WineGuyPDX) June 8, 2014