Where I work we say, “trust in children and childhood.” It’s a tough challenge for school adults but we can’t ask kids to take on challenges if we won’t.

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“Shouldn’t school be joyful?” @irasocol https://medium.com/@irasocol/shouldnt-school-be-joyful-d96f66357096

“Ten things we may be doing wrong in middle school” @irasocol https://medium.com/@irasocol/ten-things-we-may-be-doing-wrong-in-middle-school-510bc0b9f069

“What professional learning, or just learning, looks like…” @irasocol https://medium.com/@irasocol/what-professional-learning-or-just-learning-looks-like-140cdaaab5c3

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“‘It’s a good school, of course, but…’” @irasocol https://medium.com/synapse/its-a-good-school-of-course-but-21a19c7b95aa

“Zero-Based School Rules. Zero-Based School Procedures.” @irasocol https://medium.com/@irasocol/zero-based-school-rules-zero-based-school-procedures-1e77b453472

“Your School’s UX. What is it? And where to start.” @irasocol https://medium.com/@irasocol/your-schools-ux-what-is-it-and-where-to-start-c9922768b01d

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And maybe most importantly, understand the psychology of nostalgia and how that controls our ability to change schools “Learning to Love One World Trade Center and what that means for me and for schools” @irasocol https://medium.com/synapse/learning-to-love-one-world-trade-center-and-what-that-means-for-me-and-for-schools-b160848830f5

And best of luck. Keep the fight going

  • Ira Socol

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Author, Dreamer, Educator: A life in service - NYPD, EMS, disabilities/UDL specialist, tech and innovation leader for education. Co-author of Timeless Learning

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