Brief Thoughts on Education
Students do not come to us as blank sheets of paper to be written upon;
they come to us as unique stories and it is our job to help them discover their best narrative.
Rather than rely heavily on paper and lecture models of instruction,
I believe the best curriculum incorporates tactile opportunities for hands-on learning
as often as possible. Interaction and critical thinking helps students find the
questions they need to answer in order to fully understand a concept.
With a clear focus on established Learning Targets, students are best served
by giving them choices and tools that allow them to take ownership of their
progress. It isn't enough to learn facts, they also need to learn how to
express themselves and demonstrate their mastery of concepts.