Tag Archives: philosophy

Kids Philosophy Slam

Kids Philosophy Slam has just announced its new topic for this year’s contest.  It is, “What is the meaning of life?”  Visit the site for more information on this contest for students in K-12.  And if you have any students who figure out the meaning of life, please be sure to at least give me a clue by commenting on this blog post…

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Teaching Children Philosophy

Most teachers know by now that they need to take their students far beyond the Knowledge Level questions when examining a story or book.  This website offers intriguing philosophical discussions for many popular pieces of literature.  For example, I used to read the fabulous book, Knuffle Bunny to my daughter when she was younger.  It never occurred to me that there were deeper questions to ask than, “Why was the little girl so upset with her father?”  There are many resources like this on this website for those of us who want take our classroom questioning to a higher level.

TOI Lead India “Tree”

I keep thinking of videos that I would like to share, so I thought I would make that my theme this week.  This particular one could lead to great conversation in the classroom, despite the fact that many of us do not understand the language in it.  Some possible topics for discussion:  apathy, being the change we wish to see in the world, working together.  Every time I watch this video, I am motivated to make a difference.