“The primary goal of real education is not to deliver facts but to guide students to the truths that will allow them to take responsibility for their lives.” ~John Taylor Gatto, A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling "Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into… Continue reading 24 Inspiring Quotes on Learning to Change Your Mindset
At some point in the history of humanity and schooling, "academics" became a separate, stand-alone category, considered the most essential part of school, the "instruction" and "learning," in today's parlance. The reading, writing and 'rithmatic, along with science, social studies and all the other arbitrary subject areas. "Academics" as opposed to art, athletics, or extracurricular… Continue reading Learning to Connect, Connecting to Learn
Both Cuba and Finland have created effective educational systems based upon the simple idea that every child would have free access to a good public school. In both cases, this idea and its implementation came out of an urgent need to for the nation to survive and thrive, economically, politically and culturally. Schooling in Cuba… Continue reading The Best Education in the World?
“What a person learns in a classroom is how to be a person in a classroom.” - Clark Aldrich It is tragic how many of us have been—and still are—duped into believing that classroom learning is absolutely necessary and helpful for everyone. In most "developed" or "first world" countries, there is a strong belief in… Continue reading School’s Out Forever!
Welcome to EnlightenEd. Whether you are an educator, parent, student, entrepreneur, artist, business person, buddhist, atheist or go by some other label, we are all here to learn. We are Kat and Michelle, two lifelong learners and evolving educators who believe there is more to the catchphrase “learning is a lifelong process” than is explored… Continue reading Here to Learn