Friday, October 3, 2008

Time to take a step back and THINK.

It's so easy to get caught up in the American public school system. I recently had a conversation with one of my coworkers who grew up overseas. She told me stories of small class sizes (10-12 students), experiential learning, in-depth social studies lessons from the perspective of several different cultures, art classes where she drew her own Picasso painting, PE, library classes, computer classes, and field trips. Am I part of the problem as I teach from within this system? I always tell my students that 1 person can make a difference. Sometimes its difficult to be the 1.