Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Worth Doing

I didn't know that Philip Pullman is an author, or who he was talking to in his Isus Lecture, but it's long, dense and wise, covering literacy, curriculum, teaching...the works. I want to read it again when my eyes aren't so blurry, because he's making me nod and furrow my brow and question my assumptions and wonder about the possibilities.

There are too many good ideas to summarize, but I thought this concluding advice hit the core: "Make this the golden rule, the equivalent of the Hippocratic oath: Everything we ask a child to do should be worth doing." Thanks to Mark Bernstein for the link.

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