Paulo Freire continually asked, "What is to know?"  I want to add another open question:   How do you know you are right on, doing what folks truly need for their learning and yours? This week I realized:  Joy is the measure.   I feel and realize deep joy in learning and teaching – seeing groups of adults awakening, challenging one another, arguing an issue, sharing very diverse perspectives.  When this happens, my heart leaps with joy.  And indeed, I know. We do not believe in the principles and practices of Dialogue Education:   We test them daily in our life and work.   We are scientists, on the cutting edge of a quantum leap of educational research and practice.  How do we know?  I propose:  Joy is the measure.

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