Thursday, April 16, 2015

We Have to Stop Pretending

I've read Scott McLeod's post and challenge: "When it comes to education, what are 5 things that we have to stop pretending?"

I'm in, although it's hard to stop at five.

We have to stop pretending:

  1. That all kids need to learn exactly the same things.
  2. That standardized tests are capable of measuring what's really important when it comes to student learning.
  3. That simply purchasing technology will change the way teachers teach and students learn.
  4. That all teachers will be successful teaching in exactly the same way as other successful teachers/That all classrooms should look exactly alike.
  5. That co-curricular activities are luxuries and expendable.

This conversation needs to reach epic proportions, and educators from all over the world need to be chiming in. There is nothing more important than the education of our children, and many of our current assumptions are not only misguided but destructive.


What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. "This conversation needs to reach epic proportions..." - LOVE IT! :)

    Awesome list, Sarah. Thanks for participating!