Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Change the Paradigm

It's no great news that our education system is older than dirt. It's time we change the paradigm. We need a model of education that taps into a child's true interests. We need to encourage them to pursue those interests rather than march them through a system that teaches them to regurgitate correct answers to  questions on a standardized test that no one gives a hoot about anyway. It's educational horse pucky.

Let's challenge these students to address the current environment in which they live so they can do something about it. Instead of thinking linearly, we need to encourage them to come up with more than one answer to questions asked. There is always more than one way to do a job, solve a problem, develop an idea, and create a plan. Get going by changing the paradigm. Give children the opportunity to grow into the brilliant stars they are meant to be.

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