kirsten olson – wounded by school

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a beautiful soul.

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and/or read her book here…

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notes from video..

listening to kids without judging them

naming our reality is the only way to be free

process of healing:
being known by someone

1. i’m the only one
2. tiny bits of insight of self-concept
3. anger, mourning
4.  sadness of what could have been
5. critical consciousness around the institution itselt
6. reconciliation and engagement

44 min – it’s not really clear why we need to do learning in school anymore..

the capacity to get ourselves into flow is something we can practice…

resilience and pleasure….
as learning walks away from school, we will have to know that more

that will give us all bounce

there are no ordinary people..

52 min – so what is the moral purpose of school?

education is soul crafting – cornel west
that is the business we are in




jan 2016

via share on fb by Peter Gray:

WOUNDED BY SCHOOL is the outcome of research that Kirsten Olson began when she was an education doctoral candidate at Harvard. As one who loves learning and had always held education in high esteem, Olson intended to conduct research into the delights and enlightenment experienced in the course of schooling. Her plan was to interview high achieving people, to see how their schooling had inspired them. But she found that, instead of talking about the benefits of school, they talked about the lasting pains that their schooling had imparted. Ultimately, she switched the direction of her thesis. Click below to read on (a post of his from 2011):

1. Wounds of creativity.

2. Wounds of compliance.

3. Wounds of rebellion

4. Wounds of numbness

5. Wounds of underestimation

6. Wounds of perfectionism.

7. Wounds of the average.

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