Education is my idea of a good time. Not the boring kind, focused on quiet compliance, staying seated, and regurgitating facts. No wonder students say school is boring!
No, I’m talking about learning that addresses the whole child, embraces individuality, celebrates cultural richness. It’s learning that makes students feel valued while also intriguing and challenging them. If I get it right, it awakens a thirst for more knowledge and evokes a sense of pride when they meet the challenge.
Throw in creative thinking, a good deal of animated discussion and a dollop of excitement, and you’ve pretty much got my recipe for education. That’s also what my books are all about.