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Matt Dale

Teacher and Coach, Canyon High School

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Who do I contact about joining the learning and education revolution?

After much thought and preparation, I have decided that I am ready to pursue the opportunity to begin and enact the learning revolution. I have been teaching for 8 years and am ready to do my part to create an educational system that truly taps into the incredible potential of our young people. I am willing to move almost anywhere to make this happen and join people with the resources and determination to effectively change the education paradigm. I emailed this same question to Sir Ken Robinson, but I just need to know if anyone else out there can point me in the right direction.


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    Mar 29 2011: it's important to not give to much or to little information when teaching. Not having to many students. and constantly listening to what the students think around the subject there own thoughts and how they feel about things.

    One must first learn how to think before you can pusj information in their heads otherwise it only becomes facts. But if they spin the facts around in their heads and thing about stuff like. why would anybody want to do this or what did he feel to make him do this etc.

    The brain also needs to process the information it gathers befre taking in new information. You cant put to much in because it will just overflow and how much is lost then ey ? Also these holes when overflowing makes it harder to learn in the future, and this leads nowhere.

    Also you need to teach people that they dont have to believe everything, it's their minds it's theier knowledge now and what they do with it is their choice. Also bringing more than one perspective is important because knowing more perspectives makes you able to make your own perspective wich you later can share with the rest of the class.

    Just think of a whole class learning about something and every student is sharing their information, wheter it be metaphores or just facts it will bring lots of things to the table when they all work together to learn not just every man for him self.

    Sorry if i'm bad at explaining my thoughts hope you understand how Im thinking.

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