I am a firm believer in the power of lifetime learning. In my travels I am repeatedly reminded about how outdated educational practices are in preparing children for life in the 21st century. If we took a teacher and a surgeon from 150 years ago and put them into their respective present day work environments the teacher would immediately adapt but the surgeon would not. It is something I will be writing alot more about over the coming months. For now I wanted to share this post from Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide, physician-parents with a national referral practice for children with learning difficulties. I immediately connected when I read these words on their website.
As both physicians and parents of a child with significant learning challenges, we learned that our child’s way of thinking was very different from own own. Once we learned to see the world from his eyes, and understand his struggles as well as his joys, we learned how we could become better protectors, teachers, and advocates for him. Our hope is that we can share our personal and professional experiences to help others.
This to me is the power of the Internet. Sharing is truly caring.
UPDATE : Bill Gates joins the conversation. Recommended viewing.