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Schooling the Concept of Equality

Monday, 9 March 2015 11:25:28 am Australia/Sydney

The philosophical foundation of the public schooling system is the principle of equality. Equality is the belief that everyone deserves an equal chance to succeed, that everyone is capable of achieving success during the schooling period of their life. Every system in a Professional Learning Community is built upon this idea. “When a schools forms a PLC, educators within the institutions embrace high levels of learning for all students as both the reason the school exists and the fundamental responsibility of those who work within it ” (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, & Many, 2010, p. 11). This concept is in our everyday life making us feel like we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Unfortunately what is true concept is not always true in reality. The fact is that we love the concept of equality in theory, but our collective behaviour as a society we paint a different picture in reality.

 

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Posted in Instruction PLC By Anthony Muhammad

Rubik Cubes of Success

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 4:23:35 pm Australia/Sydney

When I was growing up, Rubik’s Cubes were popular. The cube had coloured sides, and you were to mix up the colours by turning the sides over and over again. Once the colours had been mixed up, the object was to turn the sides again, mixing and matching and until the colours matched on all four sides. In the same way I struggled with the toy because the task at hand was not simple. One time, I became so frustrated that I took the stickers off the sides and faked a completed cube. On the surface I had met the challenge, I knew what I had created was a false sense of success, and I ultimately learned little more just on the experience alone.

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Posted in Instruction PLC Assessment By Geri Parscale
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