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 Many agree that education is outdated and must be redesigned and re-thunk in order to become more meaningful for our children.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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I have been thinking a lot about these degrees lately, as I have slowly come to the realization that I need to have my doctorate in order to continue to advance in my career. Not having the title “Dr.” seems to inhibit career advancement….. but what does that really mean? Read the rest of this entry »
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go. ~ Timothy Leary
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 »
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 »
In my educational circles the past few months I have been pondering the realities of the crisis that has become higher education. More and more students are vying for less spots per capita (with more students wanting to go to school there are less spots available per student). The value of a college education is dropping rapidly as Read the rest of this entry »