I went to the Kalner thing, so far by no name besides “the Kalner thing.” He’s teaching a small group of students how to teach. More precisely, he’s leading a small group of students in learning how to teach. That and he buys food for us. This was my first meeting and the third or fourth overall. We work on a teaching method known as Constructivism, the main principles of which are
- no ranking or separation by level
- hands-on work
- conceptual learning over memorization
- skills and application
in addition to a bunch of other ideas not found in traditional schools. I won’t divulge too much to the masses, but we will eventually make and teach a bunch of five week courses. Nobody really knows whether or not this will work, but I think this is an experiment worth participating in.