Thank you to everyone who has given me feedback about Ease Education. I am pleased to report that it has all been positive so far. Although some people have questioned my sanity…”don’t you have anything better to do with your time”? Well actually, it’s no big deal. Teachers are always reflecting on their teaching practice and I am no different. I am just taking it a step further and recording my reflections. After all, this is the internet age. And I do realise that it is very presumptuous of me to think that others will want to read, share and engage with this stuff.
The education system touches most people in some form or another throughout their lives. It’s a community thing. It’s a public service. It deserves to be discussed. We should always be striving for the best. There is so much at stake. And I really want to reiterate that this site should be viewed as a place to critique the system, not as a place to criticise teachers. That’s an important distinction. Nothing is perfect. There is always room for improvement. My hope is that this site will be a catalyst for constructive conversations that will in turn lead to improved outcomes for all users of our education system.
And for me, a quality education system will be based on these principles. Schools operating under similar guiding principles do exist already. Some parents seek them out because they appreciate the benefits they bring. I think it would be wonderful if we could enshrine these principles into the public education system as well. For everyone to benefit.
Join me, as I endeavour to explore this possibility.
Ease Education: Teaching at a Human Scale