A few years ago I ate lunch with a very clever gentleman once a week. We contemplated the idea of education as ripples in a pond. How can ideas spread once the initial stone has been tossed into the water? Can those who learn teach others?
That simple idea led to the grander one of teacherless learning. The logical next step for the information age. Because with the world at your fingertips, a teacher whose only job is to impart information makes very little logical sense.
Sadly, our paths diverged, but that year of conversations led me directly to the experiment.
Annie - Ideatrix in Chief, Teacher of English
An erstwhile student of philosophy, I turned to teaching before I had even left high school. Blame my teachers; Andover is truly an amazing place to absorb the art of education. While I've taught photography, music theory, and the amusingly named "Culture" at University in the middle of nowhere, China, language remains my first love. I've taught in the States, Canada, China, and Hungary, and it is in this last I have chosen to make my home. Conversations with fellow educators coupled with coming up on 20 years in the classroom gave rise to this idea I cannot seem to shake; the unique perspectives of both peers and my students challenge and push me every day, and with any luck will continue to do so for a very long time to come.
Zsuzsa Kuna - Translator
James Bullock - Ideas Taster and resident crazy-o-meter
Péter Mészáros - Bicycle Repairman
Special thanks to ::
Miklós Molnár - Cultural Compatibility Checker
Dániel Szügyi - Connection Doctor
István Sauska - Inspirator
Csongor Sárközy - Innovations Manager
Kinga Petőfi - Wordsprite
Made possible by ::
In memory of David Roy Esslinger