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Trenton Wilson

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How do we expose our educators to new ways of learning?

I really want to be involved in doing something productive for my community.


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    Jul 16 2013: The best restaurant in the world 2 years running, El Bulli, became so becuase they closed down for 6 months of the year to experiment. Recently, they announced a closure of 2 years in order to do more experimentation. The education system could benefit from the same procedure...but public and private education alike are loathe to allowing teachers "free" time for the learning of new teaching skills and methods. Every minute a teacher has is filled with teaching, dreary administrative tasks and ridiculous showing off to parent end-of-term shows....as well as endless preparation and marking when at home. They need to be given the time to share ideas, go to conferences and experiment. People complain about teachers teaching the same thing year after year in the same way, but quite frankly they don't have the time or energy to do anything else, however much they would like to.
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      Jul 17 2013: From your mouth..............to the Department of Education's ears..............

      Super idea, and one we have all asked for.

      What has sadly happened in the internet age, is that we no longer even get workshops.
      Everything is online.

      So now we have to learn in our private time.
      No more substitute covering for us while we luxuriate in new knowledge and skills.
      No summer institutes.

      Thank you for your support. It's nice to know someone out there understands we are between a rock, and a hard place.

      It's nice to talk to you again David.
    • Jul 17 2013: Hi Dear Dvid Barnett,we have to use vacation to take part in teaching training.Most of teachers are annoyed by those trainning.We do that for assigment not learning.

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