The time has come….
Okay … ouch … I give, I give. For years people have been nagging me to start blogging and instead I have steadfastly maintained my loyalty to the printed page. But now it’s time to face the reality that every print publication I have ever written regularly for has either gone under or switched to an online format. (Besides how many people ever read those magazines anyway?) Thus, with one last loving nudge from my wise young son-in-law, I have concluded that since my words are going to wind up on the Internet anyway, why not just do it myself (with massive amounts of help from David)?
Don’t look for me to start tweeting too – my cell phone will remain JUST A PHONE – but what I do intend is to produce weekly (or thereabouts), meaty (1000 words or so) articles that dig around at the roots of important issues pertaining to education, children, and the world they live in. If I can convince enough of my friends and colleagues who also think deeply about such things to make guest appearances, then I will try to update the blog even more frequently.
So move over you 250,000,000 other bloggers out there and make room for Education: Reform or Remodel? Hopefully it will provide a perspective that is largely missing today, and hopefully readers will find it worth their while to spend a little extra time reading posts that are a bit longer than in most blogs I know.
In any case, I am excited at the prospect of an open-ended forum in which I can share some of the things I have learned from almost 40 years of teaching and parenting (and coming very soon, grandparenting!), and from my ongoing study of educational history, philosophy, and theory, as well as the biological and psychological processes that enable children to learn and develop.
Please don’t hesitate to join in! I look forward to hearing your thoughts, experiences, and insights; and I promise to do my best to respond to them.