Education as an Art Form

March 17th, 2011

When we approach education as an art from we:

Abandon script!  Structure learning in the same way Christopher Guest makes films (Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, etc.). Establish points A and B in clear terms, then trust students will arrive according to the most meaningful, personalized path possible.

Present our content like Beethoven, Dostoyevsky, and Picasso—refine, refine, and refine until we arrive at the most essential, brilliant elements.

Look to jazz and rap to inspire our methods—set a beat, a key, a progression, then invite students to interact with one another for a deeper understanding.

Use only those teaching tools with which we have a personal relationship and that suit the goal of cultivating brilliance—Isaac Stern referred to his violin as an appendage.

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