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Chalkbored: What's Wrong with School and How to Fix It [Paperback]

Jeremy Schneider

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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Pace of Mind (Sept. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978400909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978400903
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 15 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #732,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A new approach to improving education with technology May 26 2009
By K. Lepper - Published on Amazon.com
Do you remember being bored silly in school? Or perhaps frantically taking notes but *still* not quite understanding the material? Being afraid to ask questions and look stupid, even though you didn't understand? Watching the clock as time ticked by ever so slowly, while the teacher droned on and on?

Jeremy Schneider clearly remembers how it felt to be a student. He's also spent time on the other side of the desk, as a teacher, trying to make school more interesting and successful for his students, but finding his options limited by the demands of the system. In this carefully researched and documented book, Schneider thoroughly examines what's wrong with how we educate our teens today. And he lays out a plan to make our educational system both more effective and more humane.

The author believes that we can use technology to create individualized instruction. He argues that using computer-aided instruction will engage students in learning, allowing them to move at their own pace and take a more active role in their own education. And teachers can be freed up to provide more one-on-one help to students that need it. The author explains why past attempts to incorporate technology into the classroom have been unsuccessful, and how his plan differs (dramatically) from current approaches.

Many books identify a problem in detail but leave the reader frustrated as they skimp on solutions. "Chalkbored" is not one of these books. The author provides a complete, practical plan for changing our educational system. The plan is large in scope, but it is broken down into smaller, realistic steps. Both the problems that exist today, and the elements of the proposed solution are carefully researched and thoroughly documented. He anticipates counter arguments and thoroughly addresses them. I wouldn't say that the author's approach will mitigate all problems in our current educational system, but I believe it represents a big step forward.

This book has an ambitious goal -- to spark a major change in how schools function in order to improve students' lives and educations. The author invites the reader to get involved in helping to bring this change about. Anyone (from parents to teachers to school administrators) looking for fresh ideas to improve education will find this book worth reading.
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended reading for anyone concerned about the public system of education today. April 9 2010
By Julie L. Casey - Published on Amazon.com
This book is well-written, well-researched and enjoyable to read. The subject is both important and timely. Instead of throwing more money at a system of education which clearly does not work, we need to look for a new system and Jeremy Schneider has some ideas that are undeniably cogent.

Chalbored should be required reading for anyone who is involved with public education, including teachers, administrators, support staff, and lawmakers, as well as those citizens who are concerned with the direction public education is taking today.
5.0 out of 5 stars Important book! Jan. 25 2010
By Chad E. Liming Kinney - Published on Amazon.com
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An extremely well written book that is largely accurate in its description of what's fundamentally wrong with public schools. Additionally, the book suggests very good places to begin exploring how to fix our schools--particularly with individualized instruction and mastery criteria via computers. For an added bonus, if I ever decide to write a book, I'll be sure to incorporate certain aspects of Jeremy's writing style. Thank you for writing the book, Jeremy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Cogent and Comprehensive Analysis Sept. 23 2009
By LeeD - Published on Amazon.com
A riveting description of the primary flaws in our current educational system, and an encouraging and manageable plan to dramatically improve it. This is a unique and essential read for anyone interested in the education of children today and in the future. I read hundreds of books on education each year, and this is a clear standout.

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