Allyson Linn














“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge.
Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
– John Adams
“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.”
– Paulo Freire
“Instead of giving us an education they tricked us into designing a toy.”
– Lisa Simpson
I regard myself as a learner; I am curious, and believe in what I do. I seek to engage students in meaningful ways that will stretch their limits. I want students to see possibility not only in themselves and what they are capable of, but possibility in change beyond themselves. Change for a better world.
I believe in forces beyond curriculum – learning is not achieved through a document. Learning occurs when students are given the space to wonder, to question, to resolve. Real learning occurs in an attitude not a test score; real learning occurs when students realize what it is “to become themselves.”
For additional information on my work in the Fellows program, please see my report on Dialogue Grouping to Improve Student Writing in Senior English.