On Friday, December 7, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is open from 6pm to 9pm for as part of the IDADA First Friday gallery tour. Our speaker will be Chris Edwards, Ed.D, author of the recent book Teaching Genius.
Says Edwards, “In Kurt Vonnegut’s second most popular book [Cat’s Cradle], he noted how confused children must be when an adult presents them with a string tangled between his fingers and calls it a ‘Cat’s Cradle.’ There’s no cat and there’s no cradle, the kids must think. This is how teachers often feel when bureaucrats and politicians present a tangle of ideas to use as ‘educational reform.’ There’s no education and there’s no reform. I’ll be presenting some ideas for changes in education that make a little more sense; including redefining teaching as a field of practice, and empowering teachers with a new philosophy that does not require any large scale political change.”
To learn more about Dr. Edwards and the teaching methods featured in his new book, click here.
Dr. Edwards speaks at 6 p.m.
Hope to see you at what is sure to be a lively discussion about how teachers can use multiple fields of study to improve students critical thinking skills. Even if you can’t come, please share this post with your social networks.