Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Analysis | Yes, there are high-poverty public schools that operate at a high level. Here’s how they succeed.

Analysis | Yes, there are high-poverty public schools that operate at a high level. Here’s how they succeed. | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
"Educating all children, no matter what their background, is complex and difficult work. But it can be done."
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"Teaching all children, no matter what their background, is complex and difficult work."

Gert Biesta argues that teaching is relational. Max van Manen speaks about thoughtful and caring teaching being at the core of good teaching. Without thoughtful and caring teachers, we end up with cram schools, which are nothing but businesses.
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How A Small Coffee Shop Beats The Corporate Giant… – surTHRIVAL Skillz – Medium

How A Small Coffee Shop Beats The Corporate Giant… – surTHRIVAL Skillz – Medium | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The owner of this coffee and tea shop is either a masochist or brilliant. I’m leaning towards brilliant. On the negative side, who do you think faces them across the street? That’s right. Starbucks…
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Something I gleaned from the article, because it was not spelled out explicitly, was that small means getting to know your customers and forming relationships with them.

When I apply this thinking to school (I do not believe school is a business in any way, that students are consumers, and teachers are entrepreneurs), small schools bring out relationships with each other and the subjects we teach and learn. Teachers get to know their students and their families. What a difference that makes as opposed to large corporate style cram schools.
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