A panel of educational experts talk about the value of "experiential education" or learning by doing. What if, for example, teachers started thinking of themselves as coaches and ask their students to practice rather than just learn?
Dennis Bartels, a nationally known science education and policy expert, became Executive Director of the Exploratorium in May 2006. He holds a PhD in Education Administration from Stanford University.
President and CEO, Project Lead the Way
Charles Best founded DonorsChoose.org at Wings Academy, a public high school in the Bronx where he was a social studies teacher for five years.
He thought up DonorsChoose.org during a lunch conversation with colleagues, and his students volunteered to help start the organization. DonorsChoose.org has been growing since.
Emerita Professor of Physics and Former Chair, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Stanford University; Chair, National Board on Science Education
Vince Bertram, Ph.D and president and CEO of Project Lead the Way, explains that while we accept the "practice makes perfect" and "learning from failure" approach with kids in sports and music, we think quite differently when it comes to education. Why?