Alternative Schools got it right! Personalized education is the best way to get students interested in their education...why aren't mainstream schools figuring this out? Teach students to think inwardly to develop empathy and expression...use the arts! don't marginalize them!
Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity and Changing Educational Paradigms
We have a system of education that is modeled on the interest of industrialism and in the image of it. School are still pretty much organized on factory lines — ringing bells, separate facilities, specialized into separate subjects. We still educate children by batches. Why do we do that?”
TED talk: The Future of Learning - “Encouragement is the key. Examinations are seen as threats by our brains. Threats shut down the parts of our brain which learn. We need to shift the balance back from threat to pleasure. It’s not about making learning happen; it’s about letting it happen.”