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Crisbryson
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 13:48:43 EDT


Paideia teaching started in the 80's with the publication of Mortimer Adler's
"The Paideia Proposal". Immediately you think of Great Books of the Western
World! (Well there is still a connection to that idea, in that the classics
of all cultures are used in Paideia schools.) The Paideia program of today
stresses a rigorous academic program for all children, one that addresses the
education of the whole child within the framework of the community. The three
kinds of teaching that occur are 1. Didactic-the acquisition of organized
knowledge. 2. Coached projects-the application of the knowledge in a
practical hands on project. 3. The Seminar- increased understanding of ideas
and values by means of Socratic questioning. The later two points place the
child in a much more active role than in a traditional didactic classroom.
In a paideia school didactic instruction should only take 10-20% of the class
time.

Hope this little synopsis helps. Here are a few books on the subject: 'The
Paideia Classroom- Teaching for Understanding' Terry Roberts with laura
Billings. 'The Power of Paideia Schools- Defining lives through Learning'
Terry Roberts. Both are available through the National paideia Center at UNC
Chapel Hill NC or look on the web ascd.org , also eyeoneducation.com. Also
yonkerspublicschools.org

For an art teacher this type of school environment is a natural!! I will be
working with the other teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum in
the areas of coached projects and the seminars. I will also have the
students in small groups for studio art and art history, which I intend to
tie into the rest of the curriculum. My job sounds a bit vague at present
huh! But two weeks of meetings at the end of June for the faculty should make
it clearer, I think.

Someone asked why the change of job. Well I used to work in a private school,
then this school year changed to a closer school, a catholic one. Well, after
a year of working with students fed on ditto sheets all their school life,
expecting to be entertained, and not knowing the meaning of the words "take
your time" or "quality work" I decided it was not the right environment for
me. Also the administration is reducing the art time for K-5 students to 20
min. per week, and also listed the 6-8th grade art as an elective called "art
club"! ( They also are removing foreign languages entirely from the Middle
School!!!) SO Charter Paideia school here I come. Someone also asked about
the salary. It is twice what I currently earn. However this is not the reason
for the change.

Paideia teaching started in the 80's with the publication of Mortimer Adler's
"The Paideia Proposal". Immediately you think of Great Books of the Western
World! (Well there is still a connection to that idea, in that the classics
of all cultures are used in Paideia schools.) The Paideia program of today
stresses a rigorous academic program for all children, one that addresses the
education of the whole child within the framework of the community. The three
kinds of teaching that occur are 1. Didactic-the acquisition of organized
knowledge. 2. Coached projects-the application of the knowledge in a
practical hands on project. 3. The Seminar- increased understanding of ideas
and values by means of Socratic questioning. The later two points place the
child in a much more active role than in a traditional didactic classroom.
In a paideia school didactic instruction should only take 10-20% of the class
time.

Hope this little synopsis helps. Here are a few books on the subject: 'The
Paideia Classroom- Teaching for Understanding' Terry Roberts with laura
Billings. 'The Power of Paideia Schools- Defining lives through Learning'
Terry Roberts. Both are available through the National paideia Center at UNC
Chapel Hill NC or look on the web ascd.org , also eyeoneducation.com. Also
yonkerspublicschools.org

For an art teacher this type of school environment is a natural!! I will be
working with the other teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum in
the areas of coached projects and the seminars. I will also have the
students in small groups for studio art and art history, which I intend to
tie into the rest of the curriculum. My job sounds a bit vague at present
huh! But two weeks of meetings at the end of June for the faculty should make
it clearer, I think.

Someone asked why the change of job. Well I used to work in a private school,
then this school year changed to a closer school, a catholic one. Well, after
a year of working with students fed on ditto sheets all their school life,
expecting to be entertained, and not knowing the meaning of the words "take
your time" or "quality work" I decided it was not the right environment for
me. Also the administration is reducing the art time for K-5 students to 20
min. per week, and also listed the 6-8th grade art as an elective called "art
club"! ( They also are removing foreign languages entirely from the Middle
School!!!) SO Charter Paideia school here I come. Someone also asked about
the salary. It is twice what I currently earn. However this is not the reason
for the change.

Paideia teaching started in the 80's with the publication of Mortimer Adler's
"The Paideia Proposal". Immediately you think of Great Books of the Western
World! (Well there is still a connection to that idea, in that the classics
of all cultures are used in Paideia schools.) The Paideia program of today
stresses a rigorous academic program for all children, one that addresses the
education of the whole child within the framework of the community. The three
kinds of teaching that occur are 1. Didactic-the acquisition of organized
knowledge. 2. Coached projects-the application of the knowledge in a
practical hands on project. 3. The Seminar- increased understanding of ideas
and values by means of Socratic questioning. The later two points place the
child in a much more active role than in a traditional didactic classroom.
In a paideia school didactic instruction should only take 10-20% of the class
time.

Hope this little synopsis helps. Here are a few books on the subject: 'The
Paideia Classroom- Teaching for Understanding' Terry Roberts with laura
Billings. 'The Power of Paideia Schools- Defining lives through Learning'
Terry Roberts. Both are available through the National paideia Center at UNC
Chapel Hill NC or look on the web ascd.org , also eyeoneducation.com. Also
yonkerspublicschools.org

For an art teacher this type of school environment is a natural!! I will be
working with the other teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum in
the areas of coached projects and the seminars. I will also have the
students in small groups for studio art and art history, which I intend to
tie into the rest of the curriculum. My job sounds a bit vague at present
huh! But two weeks of meetings at the end of June for the faculty should make
it clearer, I think.

Someone asked why the change of job. Well I used to work in a private school,
then this school year changed to a closer school, a catholic one. Well, after
a year of working with students fed on ditto sheets all their school life,
expecting to be entertained, and not knowing the meaning of the words "take
your time" or "quality work" I decided it was not the right environment for
me. Also the administration is reducing the art time for K-5 students to 20
min. per week, and also listed the 6-8th grade art as an elective called "art
club"! ( They also are removing foreign languages entirely from the Middle
School!!!) SO Charter Paideia school here I come. Someone also asked about
the salary. It is twice what I currently earn. However this is not the reason
for the change.

Paideia teaching started in the 80's with the publication of Mortimer Adler's
"The Paideia Proposal". Immediately you think of Great Books of the Western
World! (Well there is still a connection to that idea, in that the classics
of all cultures are used in Paideia schools.) The Paideia program of today
stresses a rigorous academic program for all children, one that addresses the
education of the whole child within the framework of the community. The three
kinds of teaching that occur are 1. Didactic-the acquisition of organized
knowledge. 2. Coached projects-the application of the knowledge in a
practical hands on project. 3. The Seminar- increased understanding of ideas
and values by means of Socratic questioning. The later two points place the
child in a much more active role than in a traditional didactic classroom.
In a paideia school didactic instruction should only take 10-20% of the class
time.

Hope this little synopsis helps. Here are a few books on the subject: 'The
Paideia Classroom- Teaching for Understanding' Terry Roberts with laura
Billings. 'The Power of Paideia Schools- Defining lives through Learning'
Terry Roberts. Both are available through the National paideia Center at UNC
Chapel Hill NC or look on the web ascd.org , also eyeoneducation.com. Also
yonkerspublicschools.org

For an art teacher this type of school environment is a natural!! I will be
working with the other teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum in
the areas of coached projects and the seminars. I will also have the
students in small groups for studio art and art history, which I intend to
tie into the rest of the curriculum. My job sounds a bit vague at present
huh! But two weeks of meetings at the end of June for the faculty should make
it clearer, I think.

Someone asked why the change of job. Well I used to work in a private school,
then this school year changed to a closer school, a catholic one. Well, after
a year of working with students fed on ditto sheets all their school life,
expecting to be entertained, and not knowing the meaning of the words "take
your time" or "quality work" I decided it was not the right environment for
me. Also the administration is reducing the art time for K-5 students to 20
min. per week, and also listed the 6-8th grade art as an elective called "art
club"! ( They also are removing foreign languages entirely from the Middle
School!!!) SO Charter Paideia school here I come. Someone also asked about
the salary. It is twice what I currently earn. However this is not the reason
for the change.

Paideia teaching started in the 80's with the publication of Mortimer Adler's
"The Paideia Proposal". Immediately you think of Great Books of the Western
World! (Well there is still a connection to that idea, in that the classics
of all cultures are used in Paideia schools.) The Paideia program of today
stresses a rigorous academic program for all children, one that addresses the
education of the whole child within the framework of the community. The three
kinds of teaching that occur are 1. Didactic-the acquisition of organized
knowledge. 2. Coached projects-the application of the knowledge in a
practical hands on project. 3. The Seminar- increased understanding of ideas
and values by means of Socratic questioning. The later two points place the
child in a much more active role than in a traditional didactic classroom.
In a paideia school didactic instruction should only take 10-20% of the class
time.

Hope this little synopsis helps. Here are a few books on the subject: 'The
Paideia Classroom- Teaching for Understanding' Terry Roberts with laura
Billings. 'The Power of Paideia Schools- Defining lives through Learning'
Terry Roberts. Both are available through the National paideia Center at UNC
Chapel Hill NC or look on the web ascd.org , also eyeoneducation.com. Also
yonkerspublicschools.org

For an art teacher this type of school environment is a natural!! I will be
working with the other teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum in
the areas of coached projects and the seminars. I will also have the
students in small groups for studio art and art history, which I intend to
tie into the rest of the curriculum. My job sounds a bit vague at present
huh! But two weeks of meetings at the end of June for the faculty should make
it clearer, I think.

Someone asked why the change of job. Well I used to work in a private school,
then this school year changed to a closer school, a catholic one. Well, after
a year of working with students fed on ditto sheets all their school life,
expecting to be entertained, and not knowing the meaning of the words "take
your time" or "quality work" I decided it was not the right environment for
me. Also the administration is reducing the art time for K-5 students to 20
min. per week, and also listed the 6-8th grade art as an elective called "art
club"! ( They also are removing foreign languages entirely from the Middle
School!!!) SO Charter Paideia school here I come. Someone also asked about
the salary. It is twice what I currently earn. However this is not the reason
for the change.

Paideia teaching started in the 80's with the publication of Mortimer Adler's
"The Paideia Proposal". Immediately you think of Great Books of the Western
World! (Well there is still a connection to that idea, in that the classics
of all cultures are used in Paideia schools.) The Paideia program of today
stresses a rigorous academic program for all children, one that addresses the
education of the whole child within the framework of the community. The three
kinds of teaching that occur are 1. Didactic-the acquisition of organized
knowledge. 2. Coached projects-the application of the knowledge in a
practical hands on project. 3. The Seminar- increased understanding of ideas
and values by means of Socratic questioning. The later two points place the
child in a much more active role than in a traditional didactic classroom.
In a paideia school didactic instruction should only take 10-20% of the class
time.

Hope this little synopsis helps. Here are a few books on the subject: 'The
Paideia Classroom- Teaching for Understanding' Terry Roberts with laura
Billings. 'The Power of Paideia Schools- Defining lives through Learning'
Terry Roberts. Both are available through the National paideia Center at UNC
Chapel Hill NC or look on the web ascd.org , also eyeoneducation.com. Also
yonkerspublicschools.org

For an art teacher this type of school environment is a natural!! I will be
working with the other teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum in
the areas of coached projects and the seminars. I will also have the
students in small groups for studio art and art history, which I intend to
tie into the rest of the curriculum. My job sounds a bit vague at present
huh! But two weeks of meetings at the end of June for the faculty should make
it clearer, I think.

Someone asked why the change of job. Well I used to work in a private school,
then this school year changed to a closer school, a catholic one. Well, after
a year of working with students fed on ditto sheets all their school life,
expecting to be entertained, and not knowing the meaning of the words "take
your time" or "quality work" I decided it was not the right environment for
me. Also the administration is reducing the art time for K-5 students to 20
min. per week, and also listed the 6-8th grade art as an elective called "art
club"! ( They also are removing foreign languages entirely from the Middle
School!!!) SO Charter Paideia school here I come. Someone also asked about
the salary. It is twice what I currently earn. However this is not the reason
for the change.

Finally school is over for the year, so now there is time to answer questions
aboutPAIDEIA!
Paideia teaching started in the 80's with the publication of Mortimer Adler's
"The Paideia Proposal". Immediately you think of Great Books of the Western
World! (Well there is still a connection to that idea, in that the classics
of all cultures are used in Paideia schools.) The Paideia program of today
stresses a rigorous academic program for all children, one that addresses the
education of the whole child within the framework of the community. The three
kinds of teaching that occur are 1. Didactic-the acquisition of organized
knowledge. 2. Coached projects-the application of the knowledge in a
practical hands on project. 3. The Seminar- increased understanding of ideas
and values by means of Socratic questioning. The later two points place the
child in a much more active role than in a traditional didactic classroom.
In a paideia school didactic instruction should only take 10-20% of the class
time.

Hope this little synopsis helps. Here are a few books on the subject: 'The
Paideia Classroom- Teaching for Understanding' Terry Roberts with laura
Billings. 'The Power of Paideia Schools- Defining lives through Learning'
Terry Roberts. Both are available through the National paideia Center at UNC
Chapel Hill NC or look on the web ascd.org , also eyeoneducation.com. Also
yonkerspublicschools.org

For an art teacher this type of school environment is a natural!! I will be
working with the other teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum in
the areas of coached projects and the seminars. I will also have the
students in small groups for studio art and art history, which I intend to
tie into the rest of the curriculum. My job sounds a bit vague at present
huh! But two weeks of meetings at the end of June for the faculty should make
it clearer, I think.

Someone asked why the change of job. Well I used to work in a private school,
then this school year, I changed to a closer school, a catholic one. Well,
after a year of working with students fed on ditto sheets all their school
life, expecting to be entertained, and not knowing the meaning of the words
"take your time" or "quality work" I decided it was not the right
environment for me. Also the administration is reducing the art time for K-5
students to 20 min. per week, and also listed the 6-8th grade art as an
elective called "art club"! ( They also are removing foreign languages
entirely from the Middle School!!!) SO Charter Paideia school here I come.
Someone also asked about the salary. Most charter schools believe in quality
instruction and so put their money into their faculty. Hope this answers a
few questions. chrisbryson.

v