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Crop Circles, Bigfoot and the Death of Scottish Labour

By Mike Small

Douglas Alexander is the head of Labour’s election strategy. He’s worried about where people get their news from.

Speaking at a Labourlist event in central London, Douglas Alexander yesterday betrayed an extraordinary degree of self-denial in his analysis of the political change of the past few years. 828 more words


The Traumatic Word (5)

Though for the word’s own sake I could still say much more, this is the final post of my series on “The Traumatic Word.”

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Deschooling Myself

Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting. Most people learn best by being “with it,” yet school makes them identify their personal, cognitive growth with elaborate planning and manipulation.

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The Traumatic Word (4)

As plans have a way of doing, my plan to complete this series on “The Traumatic Word” with today’s post has fallen through. However, this series of posts of my words on the word… 3,165 more words


Ivan Illich on Water and the History of the Senses (1984)

I’m prepping for what looks to be an excellent conference on water and ethics in Wisconsin this spring. Here is an interesting talk (thanks to dmf for sending it along!).

Rethinking Disability on Screen


Details of a one day workshop on the portrayal of disability on screen. Includes three films including an Australian documentary on reclaiming managing death from multinational funeral undertakers.


Professionals and Rituals

Not too many words this time.

Just some images. Teachers receiving some professional development from a consultant!

No wonder so many teachers burn out… all that eye and mind zapping! 54 more words