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18 Days ’til 40: Educational Evolution Efficacy: Fact or Fallacy???

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Many educational experts believe that the present state of the educational system in the USA and abroad is less-than-desirable. Many agree that the realities of life in our current century do not necessarily align with the manner in which we are choosing to educate our children. Many agree that education is outdated and must be redesigned and re-thunk in order to become more meaningful for our children. What experts do not agree on is how we are going to do this.

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Posted by on February 3, 2013 in attitude, Children, Education

 

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37 Days ’til 40: Education Attitude Change

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Education seems to be in America the only commodity of which the customer tries to get as little he can for his money. ~ Max Leon Forman 

Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. ~ G. M. Trevelyan

We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can lade a man up to th’ university, but ye can’t make him think. ~ Finley Peter Dunne

The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done. ~ Jean Piaget

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~ Mark Twain

I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind, got my paper and I was free. ~ Indigo Girls Read the rest of this entry »

 

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38 Days ’til 40: Education to Nowhere?

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We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.  But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go. ~ Timothy Leary

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67 Days ’til 40: What Drives HS Education?

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As a head of a school that serves students in preschool through twelfth grade, I am often thinking about educational trends.  I partner with teachers to set goals for our students, and I often wonder what is really behind these goals.  Lately I have found myself constantly asking the question, “What drives high school education?”  As I evaluate our high school program, I realize that I am not pleased with the driving force that ultimately dictates the pressures we place on our students as early as elementary school.  What is this force? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2012 in attitude, Children, Education, Inspiration

 

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199 Days ’til 40: Homework – Good or Evil?

 

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. ~ Doug Larson

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~ Lily Tomlin

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework. ~ Bill Cosby Read the rest of this entry »

 

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200 Days ’til 40: Are We Destroying Our Teens’ Education & Dreams?

We have sold ourselves into a fast food model of education, and it’s impoverishing our spirit and our energies as much as fast food is depleting our physical bodies. ~ Sir Ken Robinson

The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions. ~ Sir Ken Robinson

Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves. ~ Sir Ken Robinson

My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status. ~ Sir Ken Robinson

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274 Days ’til 40: Education: Is it all Wrong???

Lately I find myself pondering our educational system – OFTEN.  I am struck by the idiosyncrasies inherent in the system as well as the mixed messages society is giving about the value of education.  This has caused me to ask myself MANY questions…. such as: Read the rest of this entry »

 

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