What is the purpose of early care and education? How does
our system impact these early years of development?
How do we begin building brains instead of putting up barriers early on? And what do we really do about all the problems we currently face?
Recently, I had the honor of being interviewed on Linda Buchner’s “Driven 2 Educate” podcast.
In this podcast, we discuss the paradoxes teachers face every day, and the one thing I believe every educator needs to succeed.
Click HERE to learn more about Driven 2 Educate and listen to the episode.
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The three paradoxes explored include:
- Teaching common outcomes while personalizing instruction
- Setting high expectations and low demands
- Helping children self-regulate, while limiting efforts to manage their behaviors
A common theme that runs between the solutions is the need to firmly embrace the tensions of “both-and” versus seeing things as “either-or” which is based upon the teachings of Parker Palmer.
The promise of paradox is the promise that apparent opposites – like order and disorder – can cohere in our lives, the promise that if we replace either – or with both – and, our lives will be larger and filled with light.” ~ Parker J. Palmer, The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions (p. 24).