kate5kiwis: conclusion


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Beane (1997) asserts that curriculum integration begins with the view that “young people have a right to be intelligent, to be well informed, to search for meaning in their world, to be engaged with significant issues, to do authentic work, to learn the whole story, to think critically, to form values, to make judgments, and to be respected” (p. 103).

I believe that children are born wired to learn: in their unique way, and in their own time. As the poet William Butler Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Educators must start and end with the students – with their interests and wonderings about our world – to ensure that our “marshmallows” are aimed towards wide open mouths.

and that, said katie, is the end of another essay. and i even managed to stay within the word limit this time. boo yah. i think i've earned 24 hours off.


Anonymous Hay said...


Now, make that happen in every classroom and we'll start calling you Saint Katie. ;)

Enjoy that time off woman.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Infiltrating The System. :)

That was lovely -- two of my favorite quotes, as well! Happy weekend!!

2:41 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

24 hours R&R definitely well earned...! Enjoy!

5:10 AM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

*sigh* what a good feeling - a job beautifully executed. You certainly deserve some time off!
xx love you

11:09 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Wow, you will be an amazing teacher, Kate. Enjoy your lovely time off!

2:43 PM  

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