3 Responses to “teaching to the stratosphere”

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Lucky you, I’ve heard that a million and one times. Even in terms of individuals it doesn’t make sense. The only individuals that might get anything out of that would be the “lowest”only because, in theory, they’re pushing themselves to keep up. Have you ever heard of Vygotsky? You’re alternative sounds very much in line with his theories…no one can develop/learn unless it’s in collaboration with others towards accomplishing something just outside what they could each accomplish individually.

b.e. said in March 27th, 2009 at 8:09

Hmmmm, nope, not familiar with his theories. i thought he was a ballerina.

radicalteacher said in March 28th, 2009 at 8:51

hahaha…he may have been, in his spare time. The only Russian ballet performer I know is Baryshnikov, and that’s only because he was in a few movies in the 80s. Vygotsky seems to be who everyone turns to if they want to use collaboration in the k-12 classroom and need something to back that up with besides the real world and how things have been done for centuries.

b.e. said in March 28th, 2009 at 10:59

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