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Prepare, Trust and Verify

On most days, classrooms where deep learning is happening are noisy and electric. Like the democratic societies, democratic schooling helps to perpetuate, the voices are many and the viewpoints varied. In democratic learning spaces, intellectual engagement, civil disagreement, and laughter abound. Everyone, because of everyone else, truly learns something new.

These are the classrooms that help to make the kind of world most of us want to live in. Students that spend their days in these kinds of classrooms can access and digest information, think critically, respond flexibly to difference and dissonance, and articulate their understanding of and stance on a range of topics. Learners that spend their days in democratic classrooms are made ready for the world.

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Meesha Brown
Teaching and Learning with Love

Since learning is by definition a process of change, I believe there can be no learning without love. The most effective teachers practice a pedagogy of love. They love themselves, they love their students, they love their content, and they love the community in which they practice their craft.

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Meesha Brown