This article appeared as a parent resource in a weekly newsletter, Week #5:
We know how kids learn. We know what classes should look like. And yet many classes around the South Bay look almost the opposite. Why is that? It is possible that many of us are caught in the middle of this awkward shift, educated for the industrial age but trying to make a living in the information age. The uncertainty can make us nervous about letting our sprouts find their own way forward. TKG is here, building classrooms for the learner and community – it is what the future needs!
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By Katrina Schwartz/MindShift
Some big education issues have been making headlines, including how many and what kind of standardized tests should be used in education, implementation of Common Core State Standards and the Vergara ruling in California challenging teacher tenure. But many educators continue to focus on the more personal issues behind these headlines: how to improve their craft, serve students better, nurture well-rounded, emotionally intelligent students and make educational change in more fundamental ways.
THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
Teachers have long known that struggles in the classroom are often a reflection of society as much as of academic ability. And beyond the many challenges related to rising poverty rates, there is the uniquely confusing moment in which society finds itself. Around the globe, economies are shifting away from machine-focused industries and toward human-powered creative industries. Many adults are caught in the middle of this awkward shift, educated for the industrial age but trying to make a living in the information age. In an uncertain moment, they can be nervous about letting young people find their own way forward. READ @MindShift