Hi ASF community,
I want to know a couple of things from you. How do you learn? How much of what goes in sticks - and what makes it stick? How do you construct knowledge of the world for yourself?
Its a difficult question, but one worth considering.
How has how you learned now changed since you left school? Was school conducive to helping you learn effectively?
Also, what makes a great teacher?
My old Ancient History teacher. After a string of shockers over five years, she was probably the only one who took an interest in asking me a few things about my life. She also had very clear expectations, drove us hard academically, and was encouraging. I really respected her.
Out of around 30 teachers I came across, I have something fairly positive to say about probably 2.
How is the school that your kids go to doing? Are you happy with the education they are receiving?
Sir Ken Robinson 'Do Schools Kill Creativity?' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY