It is fascinating to think of where education, or schooling, will go next. We certainly can’t keep doing what we’re doing now- that would be a disservice to the children and the world. Our focus must be on learning for the future, instead of teaching for today.
Our Senior Administrators watched this video last week and I have gone back to it almost daily since then. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk60sYrU2RU
Here are a few of my questions:
1. How can a village of non-English speaking children learn higher level science written in English from one computer in 3 months, but my children are still struggling with those darn times tables?
2. If we could make some big changes, to help our students become better learners for the future, what would they be?
3. Or, better yet, are there any small changes that teachers can make tomorrow to help students be better learners?
Watch the video- it’s definitely worth the 20 minutes.
Please comment, I’m getting lonely talking to myself 🙂