Here are a couple things I wrote down, wanting to learn a bit more about...
- Several of the people involved with starting the new school had been involved with Fe y Alegría schools in South America. This little article talks about why teachers enjoy teacher in Fe y Alegria schools.
- Nativity schools were mentioned throughout the book. These schools are showing up with more and more regularity in America. You can read more about that movement here or here.
- They talk about using the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm when developing their curriculum. It consists of the student's learning following three main steps; experience, reflection, action, and then evaluation over it all. The link gives a solid, concise and useful description of the paradigm.
- There were two books that I wrote down as I was reading because I wanted to find out what they were all about and maybe read them myself. The first one is Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed".
- The second one I am looking forward to reading. It is "Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution" written by the National Association of Principals. It is a collection of key points that must be adopted and implemented to improve our education system and make it relevent in today's society.
- There is a phrase that the author mentions is common among the Jesuits, "What are you doing for the kingdom?" The way it comes up in the book, it almost takes you by surprise. It's a simple question and, as shown in the book, we can be running from job to obligation to problem to whatever the next thing on our calendar is, but it is good to pause and ask ourselves that question and see what we come up with as our answer. A quick search of that phrase turned up these three interesting blogs. One, Two, Three.