NYSCI Talks: What School Could Be by Ted Dintersmith
Ted Dintersmith and Peggy Brookins discuss the current educational situation. This includes the need to move away from lectures, busy work, and teaching to tests to a system that engages students through working on projects and solving real problems. Dintersmith discusses how learning by doing helps lessen the stigma of students that are dyslexic or have issues with memorizing data or taking tests. He raises the questions of what schools would look like if the focus was to excite and interest kids in learning. Dintersmith shares his view that if we don’t fix the educational system democracy will suffer and civil society may not hold together.