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What is your definition of good education?

Being a teacher at middle school for twenty-year.The question:What is the so called good education? It keeps haunting in my mind.I feel good to keep asking me the question.Because I really hope what my teaching can help young people to understand their lives better.As well as I know it is not a solo aspect to definite good education.But I would like you come to share your understanding of good education.Because I think it is never be enough to keep talking about education.As much as we can come together to communicate it.We need everyone join in talking education,we will see better education around us.Thanks.


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  • Apr 21 2013: Right now I am 16 years old. I have been in a very strict school for almost all my lifetime. In it, I received a "good" education meaning learning to be VERY responsible; however, I suffered and felt stressed very easily…

    Nevertheless, this year, I went to another school. Some teachers were the "normal " ones, but I'm having this one teacher that is so geared up when giving his class… he's really, REALLY funny (but ONLY at the needed moments), he uses PowerPoint presentations for showing either notes we have to copy or images he explains very motivated, he sometimes brings items to enhance the given class, we students have our partners to whom we discuss some answers, and then share them to the class, and we also have this "Unit Question" where we relate what we're learning to our present society/world/ourselves… Although he teaches my least favorite subject, that's my favorite class. Because of him, I'm so interested in learning that I'm even writing here, on TED!

    So, good education? Having a teacher who ENJOYS being one.

    I hope this information is useful.
    • Apr 22 2013: hi,dear Sofia Carrillo,thanks for sharing with us how you understand'good education'.you told me being a teacher,how much I can do to promote'better education' for students.

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