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Name: Frank Schneemann
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Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Name: Sarah Grosskreutz
Presenter: Any Carey
Philosophy: Paulo Freire
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Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Amy did a good job on presenting about Paulo Freiire. Paulo was able to learn fro his own experiences and realize that people can move beyond where they are at. He states that your would is not fixed and that you can be transformed. That is a wonderful thought because that can instill hope into students that are living in the lower socioeconomic category. You can show them that there are people that lived just as they are and were able to rise above their circumstances. I like how Amy explained banking education. even though the world of education is changing it is very easy to stay in the banking education mode. It is hard for people to break out of their comfort level and to approach education differently. I also like the quite of "To learn it's crucial to understand that education is a form of intervention in the world." I look at the school I teach at and I see this quote alive on the daily basis. The students are able to have an open heart and mind about the world and the different cultures that are alive here in San Diego and around the world.


Name: Cyndi Griffiths
Presenter: Amy Carey
Philosophy: Paulo Freir
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Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Paulo Freire, a Brazilian born in Pre World War 2, developed his philosophy more from experience than academia. From his experience, he named the “culture of silence” and suggested that the education system contributes to silencing of the lower socio economic classes. As the United States education system faces a cultural gap between mostly Caucasian, middle class teachers and a very diverse and increasingly lower socio economic students, the notion of engaging learners as a process of liberation is refreshing and personally motivating. One of the quotes Amy used in her presentation was, “Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning.” This should be the motto for life long learners! and what a great quote to engage and reinforce the parents' role in learning. Freire opposed education as a depository and instead promoted problem-based learning. The presentation highlighted a focus on adult education, where problem based learning proved to be engaging and inspiring as adults developed literacy. It is inferred that such literacy will empower all men. Administrators could use some of the case studies presented by Freire to promote the benefits of problem based learning as an engaging pedagogy for all learners regardless of background.


Name: Cyndi Griffiths
Presenter: Gail Fedalizo
Philosophy: Parker Palmer
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Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Parker Palmer born in the 1940’s lived an upper middle class sheltered life. Palmer had a deep desire to seek out his true-self, and he found an astounding mix of shadow and light – a balance between themes of hope and themes of conflict. With a strong conviction for God based on Quaker beliefs, he strived to balance his perspectives from the heart with those from the mind. His philosophy focuses on growing in to our authentic selves. He suggests an interconnectedness that describes authenticity in teaching when we synthesize our connections with the subject we teach, our personal selves and our students. From this interconnectedness we provide good teaching and become good teachers. Gail presented a quote that promotes the heart of teaching. “Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.” Developing, nurturing, and inspiring staff members are essential skills of an effective administrator. When administrators support staff members in striving for alignment between action and beliefs, trust becomes an integral part of the learning culture.


Name: Gail Fedalizo
Presenter: Amy
Philosophy: Paulo Freire
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Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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The main idea that I extracted from the presentation was that education is the key for all people regardless of demographics. Teaching styles must be accomodated and acheived to equally enrich the lives within each class (upper, middle, low, and those displaced). Regardless of the barriers involved (language, illiterate, or even classroom) Freire emphasized that an ideal society begins with education for all. All people have the innate desire to learn and improve themselves or their profession. This very philosophy was encouraging and has added fuel to my passion to educate all people equally by way of K-12, higher education, and even continuing education. I can definitely see the joy of other people's academic success or self-development; to keep me inspired as an administrator.


Name: Frank Schneemann
Presenter:
Philosophy:
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Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reflection

Thanks for the great discussions!


Name: Gail Fedalizo
Presenter: Mr. Schneeman
Philosophy: Socrates
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Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reflection

My thoughts on Socrates' philosophical notion for truth begins with dialogue, had me thinking about just how helpful this tactic is in making important decisions or when developing a procedure. Using dialogue others can help mold and identify the pros, cons, and even unforeseen events that can greatly affect decision makers; particularly administrators. The problem I have with Socrates' ideology through practical application, is that heavy dialogue with too much opposing ideas can lead to redundant arguements and ultimately delay or "kill" an idea. As administrators, these experiences will certainly be expected down the road. Knowing this as a fact will surely prepare yourself in the future to appropriately address and hopefully come to a resolution.


Name: Elizabeth Schoenthal
Presenter: Amy Carey
Philosophy: Paulo Freire
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Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

Reflection

I really enjoyed learning about Freire and all the work he did to bring equality and education to the masses. I was not familiar with him before this class, but I do deeply agree that education should be available to all and that education is the key to lifting people out of ignorance and poverty into a brighter future. I love his theories of liberation through education and the dialectical process.


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Presenter: peQiedhdYLfkwsLHsHq
Philosophy: iZMEaftD
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Date: Monday, September 16, 2013

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