This book tackles the development of the education model and the reasons why students don't like schools. The education model is teacher-focused, one-size-fits-all, and the student is isolated in the learning process. Yet the students, who have grown up in an interactive digital world, learn differently. Schooled on Google and Wikipedia, they want to inquire, not to rely on the professor for a detailed roadmap. In America, every nine seconds a student drops out of school. 81% said they wouldn’t have dropped out if the subjects were more relevant to real life.
“One Size Does Not Fit All is a stark, yet positive, wake-up call sounded by one of our nation’s best and brightest. “Don’t let anyone tell you that public education cannot work,” Goyal challenges. “If we give students dominion of their education, honor teachers, fund schools adequately, and treat students like human beings, it can. . . . We cannot afford to wait” (p. 189). Anyone involved in education would do well to read – and heed – his warning.”— Pitsco
“Everyone has an opinion about how to improve our schools, but no one asks students — the customers — their view. Nikhil Goyal has stepped into this vacuum with a compelling book that offers a student's perspective on the need to radically transform education. Anyone who wants to know what really goes on in schools — and what most needs to change — should read this important book.” — Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow at Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and bestselling author of Creating Innovators
Why Don’t Students Like School began as a list of nine principles that are so fundamental to the mind’s operation that they do not change as circumstances change. They are true in the classroom as they are in the laboratory and therefore can reliably be applied to classroom situations. These nine
This book is filled with the magic, the successes, the heartbreaks, the mistakes, and the triumphs that are the Ron Clark Academy. These are the 101 most successful strategies we have used to help uplift our children and enliven our classrooms. My hope is that you will find ideas here that
Any conversation about effective teaching must begin with a consideration of how students learn. Yet instructors who want to investigate the mechanisms and conditions that promote student learning may find themselves caught between two kinds of resources: Research articles with technical discussions of learning, or books and Web sites with concrete
There is today a widespread, deeply unsettling sense that children are changing in ways that tell us about ourselves as a society. And these changes are reflected not just in the violent extremes of teenage behavior but in the everyday speech and actions of younger children as well. Children with the most
The education model is teacher-focused, one-size-fits-all, and the student is isolated in the learning process.
Kids literally get arrested and get thrown into a prison-like system. Prisons and schools are strikingly similar.
A survey revealed that critical thinking was regarded as the most important skill employees could contribute in helping their companies to grow.
The most important attribute employers want in their employees is the ability to work with others. Classrooms need to become synergy stations.
Children who learn to do a battle and stumble, seconds later, they are attempting to stand again. They aren't afraid to fail.