Anna A. Roberds

San Francisco

Anna A. Roberds

San Francisco

Education is often associated with the idea of “passing on knowledge”. In this construct, it would make sense to also say that education is perpetual.

But, in my role as a an educator, I want to take this a step further so that education can also become sinonomous with curiosity and passion. When I work with students, my long-term goal is for them to be the ones posing the questions rather than finding answers to static question.

Thus, "perpetual" is not really the best word to describe what education should be. Education should be an active process that changes with time. In today’s world, more than ever before, “education” should involve innovation.

My goal is create dynamic classrooms, which follow two basic principles:

1) Students should be taught in environments that encourage them to create new things and ideas

2) Educators should change the system when it no longer suits their students

When I am working in classrooms and education related companies, I hope there is tension. I hope there is tension because where there is tension there is growth.

  • Work
    • SF Teaching Residency Program
  • Education
    • Stanford University