For decades we’ve been specializing subject matter. Math class for mathematics, English class for reading and writing, Science class for Earth sciences, biology, chemistry, and physics… Then we started specializing our students. We must understand the culture, the mental abilities, the disabilities, the medical conditions. Then we further specialized the students and the subject matterContinue reading “What if your Teacher isn’t good enough?”
What a stupid name. What would happen if a bunch of kids got together after school and learned stuff for fun? Wait, Learning for Fun? Why not? Do you want to learn how to build robots? Do you want to fire rockets? Do you want to dissect frogs? Do you want to speak Chinese? WhatContinue reading “Afterschool Brain Club”
What if every new thing becomes the piece of that puzzle that you were missing…the PacMan shape with the brown and the little dot of red and what looks like fingers that fits…right…there?
…why, oh why are creativity and resourcefulness relegated to activities other than work? And then, why are creative and resourceful activities so structured for children? We dull our imaginations and then attempt to dull or eradicate imagination from the children. What madness is this?