Who seriously believes that locking twenty
-five students in a small room with one adults
for several hours each day
is the best way for them to be educated?
Every student can learn, just not on the same
day or the same way
Why do we think every six year old is going
to be at the same place in math, english and
all the other subjects so we clump them together
We already live in a the time of disconnect, where
the classroom has stopped reflecting the world
outside its walls. The classroom is born
of an industrial mode of thinking. The greatest
hurdle in education reform is that society doesn't
have a clear vision
of what school is for. If you put a doctor
of a hundred years ago in today's operating room
she would be lost, yet if you placed a teacher
of a hundred years ago into one of today's
classroom she wouldn't skip a beat.
Moving from a one-room schoolhouse
to the one world school house is now a reality. Cisco Systems
If we don't focus on the experience dimension of learning,
we run the risk of mistaking the publishing
of information for learning and training
In education the use it or lose it may
mean, if you don't use technology for learning,
You may lose relevance. An educator must be relevant.
Teachers need to exist in the space the students
I understand their culture.
You have no credibility if you're not where
Because the generation of students that I am teaching
is an instant pudding, drive through, microwave
download-it-from-the internet, media driven
generation, I know that I must be innovative to
keep their interest and to inspire in them
a creative curiosity
I have to ask myself, do I create lifelong learners? Am I preparing students for my age or theirs?