Monday, 10 September 2012
Share and network the things that work and stop doing the things that don't!
Michael Gove argues that an academic education is the best preparation for the opportunities created by the knowledge based industries of the future and would argue that we must say what we would teach our children and young people.
However, if you read the McKinsey Report, analyse the PISA data and listen to people like Ken Robinson it is increasingly obvious that, while we have achieved great things over the last ten years, we are still not doing enough to ignite and inspire our children to become brilliant little learners. And, the challenge isn't what we put in the curriculum but how we create passionate and compassionate learning places which inspire young people to learn. Those of us who have seen it happen and know how to do it need to work together to share ideas and strategies and to continue to think team and to build co-operative, collaborative approaches that inspire young people to really understand what they are capable of, to dispel the nonsense about genius and to every child reach their extraordinary potential. We must share and network the things that work and stop doing the things that don't!