Here is a link to a website called 'Empowering Education." It has some great resources to help promote positive growth.
Shor argues that we should not settle for the traditional education. He encourages students to challenge what they are taught. Not to just accept what they are being taught as the be all and end all so to speak but to take part in their education and to question what they are being told.
It is our job as teachers to not only encourage our students to question, challenge, and be curious about what they are learning but to teach them the skills needed to use these critical thinking strategies to empower them as learners.
Shor argues that it is not enough to teach our students the facts and how to memorize different facts and theories and not to settle for the “status quo” but to teach them to be an active participant in their education and to activate their knowledge of critical thinking.
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." Here is a GREAT short You Tube video about the people who have been critical thinkers instead of settling for the stratus quo. Notice the people who were "crazy enough to think they could change the world." I think you might recognize some of them.