Looking forward to Teachers Teaching Teachers on Wednesday 12.21.11 - More on Walk Out Walk On and meeting a teacher inspired by #Occupy movements to run for Congress. Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/live-ttt
After hearing about a teacher from Ft. Worth, Texas, +Brian Ingram at the end of a couple of recent Best of the Left episodes http://www.bestoftheleftpodcast.com we decided to invite him to join us on Teachers Teaching Teachers this week.

Brian is a teacher who recently made a decision to walk out and to walk on into an electoral campaign. The Occupy movement has inspired him to consider a run for Congress. Talk about Inspiring!

We'll be meeting up with Brian and the others listed below via Google+ Hangout this Wednesday evening 12.21.11 at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific / World times: http://goo.gl/kSFLO

Along with many of the teachers in this circle, we'll be continuing a conversation about Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze's book, Walk Out Walk On http://walkoutwalkon.net

Like on the previous two weeks episodes, we want to talk about how the ideas about how communities work together for change might be reflected in our classrooms, schools, and beyond.

AND we are looking to consider what we can learn from the Occupy movements.

Recently we have been having discussions around the book Walk Out Walk On http://walkoutwalkon.net which was published earlier this year by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze of The Berkana Institute. We've been noticing the convergence between the school change movements that many of us connected to Teachers Teaching Teachers are involved with and this book. We have also taken note of the convergence between the Occupation movements and Walk Out Walk On. As it says in the book:

Walk Outs are people who bravely choose to leave behind a world of unsolvable problems, scarce resources, limiting beliefs and destructive individualism. They walk on to the ideas, beliefs and practices that enable them to give birth to new systems that serve community. This is the story of an emerging movement of pioneering leaders and communities around the world who are self-organizing to create healthy and resilient communities.

On Teachers Teaching Teachers, we have been talking to teachers involved with their local Occupy Wall Street movements, and we are looking for what we can learn from both that movement and Walk Out Walk On to further our commitments and understanding of change in education.

And just to recap: We will be meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM Eastern / 7:00 PM Mountain / 6:00 PM Pacific / World times: http://goo.gl/kSFLO. Come join us at http://edtechtalk.com/live-ttt to explore with us convergences between Brian Ingram's decision to run for Congress, Occupy Wall Street, the book, Walk Out Walk On, and our own ongoing efforts to be the change needed in public education in our local areas across the United States.
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