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"What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?" That line is from an old Pete Seeger folksong popularized in the latter part of the last century. It would be an interesting discussion to consider what is being taught in schools around the world today versus what was taught in the 1970s, or for that matter in the 1950s or even the 1930s. Regardless whether we are looking at the past or the present, when it comes to teaching there are three questions that educators often consider:
- Who are the students?
- What's worth (most important, most meaningful) teaching?
- How do we go about teaching the material?
What's happening in your teaching and learning? Welcome to the exploratory world of education. This Education Blog is a place to share and explore ideas about compassionate education and related skills (empathy, gratitude, happiness, kindness, mindfulness, etc), where we share what is happening in classrooms around the world, and link educators and students with one another. We want to hear from you. Join us in the discussion.