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This is an interesting concept. It probably can be done on a daily basis and could be genuine if we all worked together. This would be a great way to reward those in the classrooms if it were done well. I mean celebrate the accomplishments of children and their teachers. Together, they share the potential of co-creating a new world in each moment.

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

There are good people in all walks of life. In education there are some really good people, who have committed their lives to nurturing future generations to enjoy learning and continue with learning throughout their lives. As a nation, we celebrate sporting achievements and attend a range of musical festivals but rarely do we come together to celebrate education.

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Aristotle

This weekend was the inaugural “London Festival of Education” at the Institute of Education. Over 1500 people attended this event, with both participants and speakers giving freely of their time and money. Spending time in the company of like-minded folk is rewarding in itself. Being able to share ideas without repercussions is always enabling and allows…

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About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

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  1. The Celebration of Festival of Education is highly rejoiceable . Everyone indeed should recognize that Education is an experience and it’s core components are understanding and values. The purpose of education is primarily to help students become better human beings and effective citizens. The post is really interesting and the concept is appreciable too.

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