Where have I been? Why have I not heard of Marion Brady before? Thanks to Google Reader I came across this piece in the Washington Post. Someone commented that Mr. Brady should assume Arne Duncan's position. Not a bad idea, though I suspect Mr. Brady is MUCH more effective in a classroom somewhere. Here's the link to the Post piece.
And here's a link to a YouTube video on Mr. Brady's site:
Let me know what you think about what he has to say. In the meantime, I'll put my thinking cap on and try to come up with more active lessons for learners. Suggestions anybody? Real change in education will come from teachers, the way we teach. That means lessons that engage and promote an active response. A problem worth finding solutions for.