The foxfire course for teachers: A description of how it works

Kiel Harell

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Just in taking this class, I have been able to work with at least six different people on an extended basis, face-to-face in a way that never would have happened otherwise. I mean, there are just too many other things dragging our schedules in different ways. And, to be able to sit down with Renae for two hours yesterday and talk about her action plan and work on each other's projects; that would never be possible in another format... And the reading groups where we come up in the afternoon and just sit on the porch and just work through the text. Those are great things that can only happen in this kind of format...The other perspective is, as a teacher, we're going to spend 180 hours over the next ten months with a group of thirty kids. And so, anything we can do to practice consensus building skills, that community negotiation, all that stuff, any practice we can get with doing things like that is just good stuff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Foxfire Approach
Subtitle of host publicationInspiration for Classrooms and Beyond
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789463005647
ISBN (Print)9789463005623
StatePublished - Jul 8 2016


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