Saturday, May 17, 2014

The learning process is not linear

"The learning process is not linear, it is not just I say this, now you know it so take the test, the learning process is circuitous, it wanders, it rambles, you look out the window and sometimes it goes out the window, and it comes back years later."
Brian Jones is a teacher, actor and activist in New York City. He has been a public elementary school teacher in Harlem for eight years. Jones is on the board of directors of the non-profit organization, Voices of a Peoples History of the United States. He was also the co-narrator of an Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman. He spoke at a meeting on May 2, 2013 about testing in the schools sponsored by the San Francisco UESF group Educators For A Democratic Union.
Such a passionate and powerful speech, definitely worth listening to him.

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