On July 21, 2021 Inspired Teaching’s Director of Youth Programming, Cosby Hunt, spoke with the hosts of Great.com’s podcast. Below you can read a write-up they shared from that conversation.
Great.com interviews Inspired Teaching about making a positive change in the education system
Josh Rhodes from Great.com interviewed Center for Inspired Teaching as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.
There is a deep lack of inspiration in the way we teach our children these days. Children would view education as a chore – a problem that they have to finish before they can play. This problematic viewpoint is carried through young adulthood, where some individuals simply drop out of the system with a deep distaste for education. In this episode, we talk with Cosby Hunt from Center for Inspired Teaching about working with educators and making adjustments to the education system to make it better and “inspired”.
There Is No One-Size-Fits-All In Education
Another problem that plagues the education system is its general, one-size-fits-all approach for different kinds of children. Some have strengths that are different from their peers; some have interests and other competences that are not the same as another person that’s seated next to them. Educators also need to be motivators – and the best motivation comes from authentic engagement with their students. Hunt explains that to improve the system of education in the US, Inspired Teaching sits down with actual educators and asks what is their teaching philosophy, and provides them resources on how they can help improve their lessons to better engage their students and encourage their creativity.
Listen to the whole interview to find out how you can help the education system improve.
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