Tag: traditional

  • Bowing Out of the Learning Circle.

    The individual is of first importance, not the system. ~J. Krishnamurti My experiences in my first six years as a school teacher showed me unequivocally that the system is of first importance in a traditional school setting—not the individual. Testing took precedence over learning. Administrators admonished teachers with frequent reminders of the rules and references […]

  • School’s Out Forever!

    “What a person learns in a classroom is how to be a person in a classroom.” – Clark Aldrich It is tragic how many of us have been—and still are—duped into believing that classroom learning is absolutely necessary and helpful for everyone. In most “developed” or “first world” countries, there is a strong belief in […]