New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fixing The Way We Teach

Thought-provoking article about our tendency to teach what we've always taught just because we've always taught it.  Shouldn't school be an exercise in relevant and practical skills and knowledge with real-world, real-life application?  When was the last time you used Calculus in your day-to-day activities. 

Read the New York Times article here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/opinion/how-to-fix-our-math-education.html?scp=2&sq=math&st=cse

For more on this point and an interesting (and quick) read, check out The Saber-Tooth Curriculum by J. Abner Peddiwell.  It's an old but still very relevant to today's debate.