The power of connection in the digital world is limitless.
I don’t know Alyssa. She attends school in another school district, but here is Alyssa’s recent email to me:
My name is Alyssa and I am a grade 12 student and attend Templeton Secondary. Recently, I have been reading your WordPress blog and I am blown away by how much truth they hold. I started realizing that there needed to be a shift in thinking about the North American school system (structure & curriculum) about a year ago when I came upon Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted talk. Since then, I have been researching, and talking about this topic with as many people as I possibly could.
The one difficulty I have had with spreading the idea of change, is that – well, people think that everything is fine. What I want to do, is put together a presentation for my school, for the teachers, for the students, and for the parents, about bringing OUR education back to us.
Using technology, having more personalized learning, and a more relevant curriculum are all things that I want to address. Education is my passion, and I hope to help expand this education movement.
Our students are hungry to be included and engaged in these conversations — we just need to find the way. There are students like Alyssa, in all of our schools, who want to help guide our work and their learning.
I come back to a comment from Brian Kuhn regarding this movement: “How are we going to make the change? One student, one teacher, one parent, one school at a time.”
Thanks, Alyssa, for joining the conversation. Let’s all work toward engaging more students like Alyssa, in the education evolution.