"Public education in general just seems so locked in to standards that all we seem to be producing are standardly good students. There's a surprise. So few of my students have passion, originality, or the motivation to figure out what THEY want as opposed to what we expect them to want. I know it took me a while to find my passions as well, but wouldn't it be great if we could create an environment that nurtured that exploration in kids instead of deadened them with conformity?"On a more positive note, he also posted a link to a video created by Intel to explain the benefits of blogging in a high school journalism class. Good stuff -- this certainly goes a step toward creating that creative, nurturing environment he referred to in his quote.
Monday, June 28, 2004
I wanted to save Will's quote from the front lines: