Learning about and mentoring each student is impossible in our outmoded Factory Age schools. That must change. Today, teachers have the option to use flexible time and virtual space resources – if they can break out of the top-down, coercive models created to train and conform factory fodder.
What must be created are schools and educational experiences where the teacher is able to diagnose, prescribe, and custom-tailor education for each individual. Given the flexible use of time (24/7/365) and teaching resources utilizing virtual space which are available today, every teacher will ensure that each child is at a level of instruction and understanding required for mastery of identified skills.
Each child’s needs and maturity will determine where that student is in mastery, not their grade in school or class expectations. Teachers will no longer enforce conveyor belt education. Human beings will have the time to progress at the rate most suited to their development and mastery. Mastery is based on the student’s ability to turn a concept in their head and apply it to other situations, not Pearson tests and other nonsense evaluation.
Excerpts taken from: Vital Lies: The Irrelevance Of Our Schools In The Information Age. Written as a format for national discussion.