Archive > December 2008

The Stories of Hockey: Community Building

Boys on the Ice by Derrick Glenn Mercer Stories are as much a part of hockey as ice, missing teeth, and mullet haircuts. I have just returned from my weekly Saturday night pickup hockey league that I organize. This group of men has been playing together for 5 years. One characteristic of communities is the [...]

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Classrooms as Communities: Are Teachers Knowledge Workers or Community Organizers?

I hate being labeled a Knowledge Worker. I am aware of the official designation and teachers are often sorted into this category, but I am unsettled with the implication of this term. Labeling teachers knowledge workers is like calling farmers seed planters. Certainly farmers plant seeds and teachers do work with knowledge. However, if you [...]

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