Our Collective Future is Education Dependent!
In this section we offer our Big Picture ideas, in abbreviated fashion for overview purposes:
• thumbnail sketches • charts • lists • diagrams • metaphors and • other forms
More details will generally be offered in supporting links, educational articles, opinion papers, research info, or our blog which is our conversational approach. Thank you for your interest in creating an educational system that rises to meet our future with dignity and grace.
We hope to be your philanthropy choice by virtue of providing intelligent solutions…
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A Nutshell View
Essentially, we are moving the attention line from stats and tests to real people. This means we teach to real people who are our students. And, our teaching goal is to connect with THEIR learning needs and show them how SPECIFIC LEARNING is valuable to them; they need to know the MEANING FOR THEM in order to apply themselves & keep their interests engaged. Adults do not differ in this need, either!
We don’t teach to stats, outcomes, policies, and test because this is more of a numbers game and it separates learning/teaching from the process of relating itself. Learning is a relating process and one of passing more than just some dry, rote info along, we are passing on skills and awareness. Kids are more like apprentices in need of mentor-ship, not like some animals we are striving to tame and get to jump through hoops!
Our children’s future is our future, too, and only the most innovative and creative approaches are likely to meet the future that is presently looming before us with its edge on the verge of constant advancement made possible by technology!
Constant change is “alive”, not static or stagnant; it morphs to meet what is needed.
A certain optimism en-fires us and we hope to assist in establishing school systems capable of producing more happiness on a planet that benefits from quality learning and the knowledge it makes available. All this means it will translate into productivity and economic prosperity for a stable world in healthy relationship with its inhabitants.
Maybe tomorrow, “Be happy,” will become, “We are happy…”
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