Robert Hansen (RH) posted Jul 3, 2014 6:25 PM (http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9509961) - GSC's remarks follow: > > On Jul 3, 2014, at 12:43 AM, GS Chandy > <email@example.com> wrote: > > >(GSC): You claim to be "sharing ideas". Except that > >simply "sharing ideas" in conventional prose as you > >claim to be doing is quite evidently not sufficient > >(or even adequate) to enable development of an Action > >Plan to resolve the problems, accomplish the aims > >that you claim to desire. "Sharing ideas" is not > >something so utterly superficial as you seem to think > >it is. > > We aren?t just sharing ideas, we are putting them > into play. Sharing ideas here (and on other forums) > has not only been quite effective, there isn?t even a > second most effective method. There are no classes or > books available that capture the insight into > pedagogy that has been shared here and on other > forums. I don?t know why that is. It isn?t overly > complicated. I don?t know why, in 6 years I have > answered 90% of my questions about pedagogy when I > should have been able to get those answers directly > from the schools that teach teachers. Well I do know > why, now. The schools that teach teachers are not > teaching pedagogy they are teaching political policy. > > We did a lot of things, documented right here, and it > has been quite the journey and effort doing so many > things, for all of us. If you want to claim that you > have a way to distill all of our insight into a more > accessible *plan* using a more accessible medium that > you can then give others so that they may share our > success, then by all means do so. I think that would > be great. > > In the beginning of our journeys, each of us do come > here thinking that we can change the system. Even > Haim started with that notion way back, before my son > was even born. But after a few years of discussion > and study, we all come to the realization that the > system isn?t pedagogical, it is political, and you > can?t fix the pedagogy in a system that isn?t even > pedagogical. Some of us take longer than others to > come to this realization, but if pedagogy is why your > are here then it is inevitable that you come to that > realization. But our motivation remains. Our > motivation was our children?s education and so we go > on and apply what we have learned and shared to them, > with or without the help of the system. > > Bob Hansen > CONGRATULATIONS!
GSC ("Still Shoveling! Not PUSHING!! Not GOADING!!!")