After looking at such fabulous and motivating chapters/projects this week, I truly believe that the way to go forward in Education is self-published, "indie" e-books. There's so much creativity out there that's being wasted! We're being forced to continue using textbooks that are not in tune with the times.
Our students deserve a "radical change" coming from those who are in the classroom on a daily basis, in contact with the students' demotivation and distancing from "offical" curricula and outdated ways of implementing it.
Those of us "on the field", in direct contact with the students' needs, interests and ideas can create innovative, interesting, useful and motivating materials that resonate with the students, their time - the 21st century - and the tools they use 24/7.
If we can create this kind of work, preferably in collaboration with our students, imagine how education can change for the better. :-)
My two cents from the heart...".
Comments included with permission:
"YEAH!" (André Spang, mod.)
"Well said, and I agree now is the time for change to happen and self publishing is the way to go!!" (Janet Bianchini, mod.)
"What a great exchange of thoughts...I'm an ex-neurobiologist (of rats) and am now an EFL/CLIL teacher (of Italian students) and feel that teachers, more than any other profession, deal with brains - when our learners learn, we have changed their brain... being 'e' is really going to potentiate what we can do for our learners - we aren't changing their brains (product of evolution) but we are changing the learning classroom to better suit how brains learn... it's a great time to be a teacher!!!" (Teresa Ting)
"Very interesting change of profession and reflections on "brains"! Thank you, Teresa! (My comment to Teresa Ting)