I just started reading Teaching as a Subversive activity. (Thank you Leticia!) Reading this book is kind of like going on a beautiful hike. You love it, but you don’t make it very far because you keep stopping to appreciate what’s around you.
This book was written in the 60’s but is strikingly relevant in today’s world. Addressing issues like new technology, misinformation (fake news) and a changing economy, the authors make a case for a different kind of educational model.
I haven’t gotten through much of it because I keep stopping to take notes and capture the ideas in the book, but here are some of my favorite quotes so far:
Once you have learned how to ask questions - relevant and appropriate and substantial questions - you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.
The older school environment stressed that learning is being told what happened. The inquiry environment stresses that learning is a happening in itself.
Every page has a new piece of simple, eloquent wisdom. There are many more highlights too long to include here. This book will push your thinking and blow your mind demonstrating how problems we face in education today look almost identical to those we faced 50 years ago.