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Global Visionaries and Global Leadership 2011

Teacher Event GV

David White-Espin

on 8 April 2011

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Transcript of Global Visionaries and Global Leadership 2011

Global Leadership
Global Visionaries
David White-Espin
runespin@gmail.com What kinds of classes do we need?

What can educators do to foster real intelligence?

How can schooling for sustainability compete with other priorities, including standardized testing, Advanced Placement, and data driven reforms?

Why is Global Leadership a winning proposition with many direct and indirect benefits? What kinds of classes do we need? "If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed"
— Paulo Freire
“Global Leadership is an innovative approach to high school education that focuses on social and environmental justice through service learning and leadership skill building.” “Students’ job, Make Sure Everyone Gets It!” “Seek to eliminate inhibitions and create an atmosphere of free expression from the very first day of class.”

John Rassias “It is forbidden to walk on the grass. It is not forbidden to fly over the grass.”
Augusto Boal
“Can’t teach responsibility, only share it.” “If the other way works, it would have worked.” “Engage students in learning by making academics relevant to their lives.” Where are we at today?

An inclusive, supportive community that cultivates a tradition of excellence for all students. Ballard High School Foster global awareness and academic success through a challenging and engaging curriculum in a safe and supportive environment. Chief Sealth global visionaries * global leadership Thanks, Pop, but today's kids don't want money, they want leadership." To develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. Lakeside H.S. We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the Earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation, and wildness.
David Orr
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