I believe that simply the meaning of life is to live. There is no point but to pursue happiness through means which do not infringe on another person's pursuit. We are bred to always aim for the end. The end of the period, the end of the day, end of the month, school year, education and so on. The real point of life is to break this habit, and enjoy the ride.
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
How does the school ensure that each student is known well by at least one adult?
How does the school make the adult world of work visible and accessible to all students?
What are the common expectations for all students, across all subject areas?
How is this a place where teachers can and do learn?
I now have another blog. It is useful for my students to see that I use this medium for honest, reflective thinking much in the same way that I ask them to do. In my case, that thinking is about issues that relate to my work as a teacher, which is a good corollary to the thinking they document in their blogs about issues related to their work as students.
This year we will be exploring social/historical issues and literature under contemporary
themes; our primary means will be completing challenging projects relevant to our lives. The
explorations we undertake will be arranged thematically, not chronologically, aimed toward
developing applicable thinking skills instead of disassociated factual-clutter for our minds. Our
unwavering goal will be to empower our abilities of personal learning and action as we identify
the directions of our passions and develop a lens of critique and reason to look through. Our
class will strive to become a community of inquiry and communication working toward a
practical understanding of the world beyond HTH.