A New Thought for School; a New School of Thought?
In a world that demands continuous re imagination for a creative and self reliant age, here could be a clarion call to transform the present day school system. The rant(brilliantly put out by the mercurial Tom Peters) goes thus:-
From Teach-to-Test TO Teach to Quest
From Developing Facts TO Developing Talent
From SAT Prep(Think ‘multiple choice’) TO WOW Project(Think ‘individual choice’)
From Fetishing Generic ‘ standards ‘ TO Honoring Individual Creativity
From Quiet classrooms TO Noisy classrooms
From School as Factory with focus on ‘units ‘ TO School as Studio with focus on Uniqueness
From turning out Docile workers TO Building up Creative ‘ talent ‘
From Obedience as key virtue TO Initiative as key virtue
From Teaching to a Standard ‘norm'(Lowest Common Denominator) TO Teaching to a Standard of ‘excellence'(Highest Possible Achievement)
From a Focus on Similarities TO Focus on Differences
From Testing for ‘Intelligence'(singular) TO Teaching for ‘Intelligences'(multiple)- Mr Howard Gardner, there you have your say!
From Math & English domination TO Art and Music thriving