At Fireside, you can share what's on your mind about education.
What would you want for a child you know and love... What would that child's day in school look like--what would you see?
I love asking this question to educators, writers, and researchers at high-powered conferences. After all the extensive investigations, after all the educational debates, what is it that in your heart of hearts that you would want to see for a child you love?
Attitude (student and teacher!)
Dot points will do me today. Now to see what the real educators in this community think...
Free play and experiential learning, I think, are so important. Especially for young children that I love, I hate the idea of regimented learning. Sitting in rows too early, turns the little boys off to education in general...I don't blame them for thinking, "This is dumb."
Certainly so, Allison - in younger education especially. In all the disciplines above I can envisage experiential learning carrying the day - google earth and gps seems a great way to deal with geography and maps, and students can be distributed anywhere, science and foundational mathematics are most excellently done through activity, and rarely require regimented instruction - certainly rarely require extended regimented instruction (I deliberately avoid here the term education).
every bullet, smack on! interested to see the environment you'd want