Salmon Khan is a remarkably humble man. He just did what he was able to do in his free time. Then some guy named Gates caught on to what he was doing and felt he should do it full time. And the Khan Academy was born. Watch this TED Talk and ponder the potential that both Khan and Gates speak of:
Doesn’t this address some of the most pressing problems that All New Public Education faces?
- How to make a difference in the capital-intense, building-dependent system we are currently laboring under?
- How to help people see the value and potential of a borderless classroom?
- How to facilitate a transition to student-centric learning environments that are less dependent on the teacher and more on the student’s innate ability to learn?
- How to understand where time and attention from parents, learning partners, coaches, and mentors can best be applied?
I’m off to brush up on my calculus, I’ll keep an eye out for your comments.