Salman Khan is on a mission to educate the world.
The one-size-fits-all is a model in education that never worked. Learning is at different paces. Comprehension may take a few examples, not just one. And if you don’t get what’s being taught, that gap may never get filled, as the instructor keeps moving to the next topic and leaves that area behind.
Learning should be inspiring, exciting and fun, otherwise you don’t learn much.
Salman Khan’s notion that education should actually be education, and should be free, has taken a next step. If you’ve ever seen any of the thousands of videos available at khanacademy.org, and you own an iPad, you will want to download the new free Khan Academy app.
The videos have a very entertaining delivery of information and graphics that keep you interested in the subject matter. Khan felt that videos help take away anxiety and allow you to learn at your pace in a more relaxed enviroment. Not to mention allow you to review areas over and over if needed.
The subject matter on the Khan Academy site is vast and interesting, and there’s something for all ages.
For more info see here: Khan Academy app
To my friend Mary Grey: I will miss that “Hiya Babe” every time I saw her, but still hear it. I will miss the “Sorry to bother you” phone call, that really wasn’t a bother at all. I’ll remember her fiesty personality, and absolute-graceful resolve.
(Mary would know exactly what that means.)
Love you much Mary.