EDUCATION REFORM 2
Our school system is
the most fundamental cause of the social problems that our society faces
today. Traditional methods of compulsory education have managed to
isolate the classroom from greater society, stifle creativity, and prohibit
children from progressing at their own pace and according to their own
needs. Through reexamining our fundamental beliefs about learning,
allowing children to control their own education curriculum, and utilizing
modern technology, we can make school more enjoyable, effective, affordable,
and tailored to the unique needs of individual students.
School-Reform.net: The school
system considered as the most fundamental causes of our modern social
problems, and how to change society, beginning with the classroom.
School Reform That
Works: All children have a unique personality, and would learn best if
they were allowed to develop their own educational programs.
Mindfulness: A Definition:
Transcending the mediocre and the negative. Developing patience and focus.
Mindfulness: What It
Looks Like: Characteristics of mindful people.
How to Be Mindful: An
Introduction: Methods for developing mindfulness; how to cultivate an
intense and profound self-awareness, which lies at the heart of an ideal
Mindlessness: What it
Looks Like: How elaborate buildings conceal the true impairments of the
Mindfulness: How To Develop
It Within the Schools: Abandoning the rigid curriculum, getting rid of
the pressure, and catering to the needs of the individual students.
The Bottleneck Subjects:
High schools need to offer instruction that prepares people for careers as
lawyers, doctors, electricians, and plumbers. Trades should be given equal
emphasis as academic subjects.
The Mindlessness Of
Irrelevancy: Institutional learning is more hindrance than help.
Kids would learn more if they were allowed to learn about the subjects in
which they were interested.
Technology In Education
Reform: How to use technology to integrate the classroom and the real
The Way We Learn:
Changing the way we teach to improve the quality of students' learning.
The Transition to Valuable
Social Contribution: Fear is a poor tool for motivating students.
What they really need is independence and teachers who care rather than
Integrating the Resources
of Public Schools and Home Schooling: Combining the flexibility of home
schooling with the guidance of teachers to create 'learning centers'.
The Unschooled Mind:
Students who excel
at academics often are unable to comprehend the basic fundamentals.
The Damaging Effects of
Inappropriate Control on our Children: Research shows how damaging
excessive control from the educational system and parents interferes with
Frequently Asked Questions:
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Action: Some concrete
steps that you can take to help reform our school system.
list of books that discuss school reform, and support the conclusions upon
which our ideas for educational change are based.