I want to commend Tim Barchak on his thoughtful and provocative posts. If you are interested in education and edupolitical issues, and if you’re not familiar with this blog, you should check it out. Tim does not post real regularly, but when he does, I listen. I have never been disappointed; I have often been stirred to action or to at least respond.
Tim is currently the Director of Legislation and Political Organizing for the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA). He has worked in Labor and political advocacy for more than two decades in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and now, Mid-Atlantic. Tim used to be the UniServ Director for RCEA–he did an outstanding job for Red Clay teachers and paras.
So, do give Tim’s recent post, “Letting My Mind Romp,” a read. If you are a parent or teacher or a learner (surely you fit one or more of these categories), think about what you fondly and meaningfully recall from your school experiences. Names of historic figures, dates, places? Facts and formulas? Data and discoveries? I think not.
Learning is human. Learning is social. Education may be more about learning to learn that what one learns.