Education: Prescription or Subscription?
Can education take a cue from the relationships people have developed with WebMD and other health sites? Dave Edwards looks at this over at GettingSmart.
Even the professional development (PD) models in many schools still reek of “this is what you should know/be doing . . . ” and teachers aren’t given ample time/opportunity to provide feedback and more importantly, input for change. Our students feel like school is “boring” because they have very little choice in how and what they learn. Teachers feel like because of standardized testing, they are told what to teach and how to teach it. This trickles down and students become very disengaged.
I'm focusing these days on creating such a service; to also help push the "time-in-seat" method of granting K-12 credit over the edge.