“We’re teaching students backwards. Today’s educational system weighs students down with the minute details of a subject instead of getting them excited about learning,” says Ariel Diaz, CEO of Boundless. Diaz spoke recently at TEDxCambridge on inverting the curriculum. The notion of inverting the curriculum says instead of weighing students down with minute details up front, educators can show them the beauty of the big picture to get them excited about learning. Many educators, including biology professors at Grinnell College, are already inverting their curriculums. Now, it’s time for educators everywhere to invert the curriculum to give students an understanding of the beauty intrinsic to each subject. Check it out here.
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