- Integrated skills and relevant
approaches are the direction most research is pushing as effective ways of
- Focus needs to be preK -20 to
really establish change. This is a major
- STEM needs to become more
appealing to minority populations: not the suburban student if can be used
as an economic stimulus and driver.
- There is not a singular formula
that will work for everyone – think globally, act locally is a good idea
to remember when it comes to system change.
- There are resources and
information available for districts/states/classrooms – but overhauling
the system is costly and requires a commitment beyond what we have had in
the past. Without assurances that any major overhaul will increase student
achievement – this is almost impossible to sell.
Children should be led to make their own investigations, and to draw upon their own inferences. They should be told as little as possible.
Herbert Spencer. Education: Intellectual, Moral, and Physical. 1864