Are we old fashioned in our methods? If we are, it is the beginning of the end. In this progressive world it is perilous to be out of date.
Has anything really changed? The picture on the left is from a school in 1937, the one on the right is from 2012. Besides the clothes and the kids, what has changed?? The rooms are still square, the desks are still in rows, the walls have the same awful posters on them, and the kids do more or less the same activities!
We need to innovate our school systems. To quote NJ Governor Chris Christie: "If my children are living under the same school calendar that I lived under, by definition, that school calendar is antiquated." But it's not just the school calendar!
That quote? Oh yeah, it's from an article in a teacher's magazine. From 1927.