Adnan (Iqbal, not Haider) first pointed me towards Khan Academy about a year ago. I took a quick peek and was suitability impressed. Then this evening Nida sent in a small note with a link to a slice of MIT article describing the work Salman has been doing and then a Google search dug up his Facebook page and recent NPR coverage.
So the next time a student asks me I have no money and I don’t know where to start or how to change the world, I will just send them Sal’s way. Or perhaps even when Yusuf complains from his soap box about the disconnection of my generation from all things real, I will ask him to contribute a few hundred thousand dollars to Mr. Khan.
If you have been looking for inspiration all of your life, you just found it. Thank you Salman Khan. God Bless.
Check out a sample video on how borrowing works to see how simple and elegant Salman’s style of teaching is…