As I prepare for a new year of teaching high school, I came across this. Absolutely Mindy (the funny and insightful DJ for Kids Place Live on Sirius XM Radio) pointed out an excellent article on how we can help our teachers improve education — let them teach! In our rush for quick fixes to education, we’ve focused on testing results. As a byproduct, our kids have a lot of information but little knowledge of what to do with it. And teachers, hemmed in by the drive for exam scores, are left with little room to employ lessons that take children to deeper levels of learning. I’m certainly not saying that all the answers are in this article or that I personally have all the solutions, but this piece is a very good start to the conversation on how we can help our teachers be inspired to inspire our kids.
What are your ideas for making U.S. education great again?