|Inspiration in the cloud.|
Whilst the majority of our NZ learners attend school...are they all learning? Do we do them a disservice? Surely, we have a world class education system in place...don't we?
Why then the focus on priority learners, Māori, Pacific island and Special Education students?
Perhaps we should stop congratulating ourselves on what we do well, and begin to understand what we don't do well.
Where's the man in my life who will place computers in the poorest communities, and expect no payback? Who does it for the joy of watching children teach themselves, learn what they want to learn, figure it out themselves.
We need to understand that children will learn what they want to learn, with or without a teacher.
Think about all those "naughty, dysfunctional, poverty stricken, under performing, underserved...." children out there. There's a whole world that they understand that I would be a better person for knowing about.
There's a clear message here....if children learn despite the environment....learn to do what they want to do or know...are they getting value from attending school? Are we outdated? Food for thought.