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Educational Change Challenge

Educational Change Challenge


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
George Evans 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. Molebash 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 Masie 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
exist, I understand their culture. You have no credibility if you’re not where
they are. 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 Martin I have to ask myself, do I create lifelong learners? Am I preparing students for my age or theirs?

12 comments on “Educational Change Challenge

  1. @allpurposelibrarian We have always had industrialized education so has this myth been something new or am I misreading your comment? Please expand…:)

  2. @allpurposelibrarian Since I have gained access to the information at my finger tips on the web as an adult I have not gone into a library for myself. I have taken my young son but any information that I need, I have been able to access it on the web. So, before the web I used the library as a source of information and something better has come along so does the libraries role need to change?

  3. Let's be real. I am all for change in education….but let's admit that it was necessary for students to be clumped together with like-aged students for 8 hours a day because their parents are at work for those same 8 hours. Because those parents left the rural farms and moved to cities, and because child-labor laws prevented young children from working in those same factories. So until we really answer that question…they system isn't going to change much.

  4. @mochaluv49 It is awful if my chosen vocation is strictly a gloried babysitting service….I understand what you are saying, and I do not feel that the hours and time of day is not so much the issue in education it is the method in which we deliver and our goals…but thanks for the comment.

  5. The challenge for educators and school districts is to try to catch up to how their students are consuming and sharing information. You bring up many good points in this video, thanks for sharing.

  6. @dcannell

    While I think there are changes that can happen to the structure of education. When I close the door and I am with my students, I don't act like a glorified babysitter. We have a lot to accomplish, and we are about the business of World History. I think that teachers need to control that which we can, and we have plenty of impact and opportunity when we close the door.

    Thanks for the dialogue.

  7. Let's be real. I am all for change in education….but let's admit that it was necessary for students to be clumped together with like-aged students for 8 hours a day because their parents are at work for those same 8 hours. Because those parents left the rural farms and moved to cities, and because child-labor laws prevented young children from working in those same factories. So until we really answer that question…they system isn't going to change much.

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