Friday, 5 September 2014

Startup Education Wellington

How do we teach students to be innovative.

One of the things that bugs me so often around teaching quite often, is that teachers have been in the classroom so long they don't actually know what things look like in the real world. They don't understand how the real world functions. So of course they can't prepare kids for it, or help involve them in it. Because they don't know what it looks like.

So for me, I felt like this was an exciting opportunity that would challenge me as a person, because it is something different. Give me inspiration, not just the strict professional development education basis, but an actual stretch your mind challenge yourself, learn something completely new, network with other people that are interested in education but not in education, get out of the echo chamber.

It came down to learn.

When was the last time you did something for your learning that was not part of the Professional Development you get through school.

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