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Drive by Daniel H. Pink
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Mar 19, 12

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Read from December 07, 2011 to March 19, 2012

I read this as part of a professional book group suggested by my principal. We broke the book into 3 parts and worked this in chunks. I really "get" the meaning in a business environment, but with trends in education today which is trying to form teachers into robots of teaching and kids into testable widgets, I see almost no application in education. With every Johnny & Mary deemed perfect and gifted (by their parents)and in public education and every legislator thinking that I have a cushy job so I have to be stripped of my creativity to form a mold that makes the town's people happy that they are getting their money's worth. You know the whole summer off thing? Okay, back to the review, I was a young teacher back in the Sudbury Valley days. I visited the school and bought into the SummerHill free school philosopy. That was the 70's. Now almost 40 years later we're talking like it's a new thing. Don't get me wrong. I love my job, but it's a struggle when I have no support, resources. Just once when I've done something, it would be nice to have my principal just say thank you. I don't need a brass band, but I think sometimes the simplest of kindnesses towards one another would make all this a moot point.
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