Monday, July 6, 2009

Creating Emotionally Safe Schools

Educationalists around the world are talking about Knowledge Economy but we still follow the Industrial Age Thinking in our teaching. We still want the students to be punctual, obedient and to be able to do rote and repetitive work.

We almost tend to forget that the world has become flat. The most important thing that needs to be taught in the class is not content but 21st Century Skills.

Educationalists around the world are trying their best to educate today's teachers about the knowledge age and about the changes that are required in their teaching today's youth. The title of this post is from a book written by Jane Bluestein "Creating Emotionally Safe Schools". She has written a couple books on current education and travels around the world training teachers. She has website which has a lot of valuable information on teaching today's kids.

We might have a lot of resources, but can't really work on them or improvise upon them unless we put them into practice. Please browse through her website and share, if you find something useful that we can put into practice.

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