Not long after I decided to vent my frustration at the amateurs who are going to give e-learning a bad name, I came across Thomas Frey’s blog on Future Education. Well, actually, I wouldn’t be able to come across it had I not been so frustrated about my lack of ability to come up with a solid and grounded infrastructure to flesh-out an ideal I had set out on a year before. Thomas Frey’s paper was the most conclusive article on the Future of Education I could find out there. Or maybe it was just the most aligned to my conceptions of what I wanted the future of education to look like for me.
Two years ago I set-up a small ESL learning center to serve as a sort of incubator center for me to continue observing the language and cognitive processes of young people at the threshold of young adulthood. What would happen if I could work outside the constraints of the education system? What if I could control as many variables as possible? Could I achieve a lot more with a lot less?
Continue reading “Introduction to my series of posts on Future of Education based on Thomas Frey’s paper.”
Went to sleep with some questions : Just how off tangent am I from the goals and purpose I had set out about teaching? Am I asking the right questions? If I had the right thought 1-2 years ago, how much of that belief would still be relevant in the context of the rapid change and increased channels those change have brought to amplify or execute that thought?
In trying to put it in words the contents of a fuzzy dream that seemed to stretch hours: You are standing at the leading edge of thought. It is true because you wonder;you will be the generation that witnesses the crossover to the intergalactic civilization. You are the last of the analogue/atom age. Choose your battles and efforts not from the perspective of what’s gone wrong but what needs to be.
Continue reading “How are analogue teachers preparing their students for a digital future?”
When I was a child, I wanted to grow up and save the world. I got a bit older and I started liking the idea of writing and communicating my thoughts and desires – I was impressed by Fidel Castro and Che Guevera; I was sold on their charisma and cult following. I understood that words can have real power if you could get the aura surrounding the delivery down to a pat. What a shame I was born a girl, I would’ve loved to be a public speaker if I were a man. Continue reading “Synchronicity, coincidence or near misses?”