- Chelsea Alley
- Provo, UT
- United States
Core-Integrated Creative Dance Specialist K-6, Provo School District
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Revolution in Education. Let's talk specifics... What can we really do?
As an integrated-arts teacher in the public education system, I love how inspiring and galvanizing these talks can be. Yes, we all realize America's education system isn't quite doing what we want it to do. And speakers like the magnificent Sir Ken Robinson have a wonderful way of illuminating ideas and increasing the desire to make the changes we so desperately need. But these talks tend to sweep grandly over the general nature of the thing. I listen to them and I'm like, "Yeah! PREACH. It's all true! .... Aaaaand ....now what?"
So, let's talk details. As educators, as students, as parents, as citizens... what ideas are out there for actually implementing the revolution that Sir Ken and others like him are calling for? I mean, really. What can we actually do?
I don't want to believe that nothing can be done, but it's difficult for me to imagine what can be done. It's such a large system, so steeped in tradition, continuously shifting towards more and more national standardization, and I'm left feeling a little overwhelmed. What is within our power? What are some good, viable ideas, models, and propositions for actually applying this "revolution" in the daily education experience?