When It Comes to Education, We Have to Stop Pretending
- That “we” know best what students should learn; that it is okay for students to not have the freedom, time, resources to pursue their own interests and passions.
- That it is okay to make students sit in a desk for hours and hours every day learning things they don’t want to learn in a way and a place they don’t want to learn it.
- That it is okay to separate students from the real world – real world environments, real world people, real world problems.
- That testing matters; that it is okay to make students take tests and assessments that have absolutely no connection to real life.
- That it is okay for removed stakeholders to make educational decisions; that it is okay for students, parents, community members not to have a voice in their students’ educations.
Tagging Sylvia Tolisano, Barbara Bray, Terry Heick, Patrick Larkin, Eric Sheninger Please join us. When it comes to education, what are 5 things that we have to stop pretending? Post on your blog, tag 5 others, and share using the #makeschooldifferent hashtag. Feel free to also put the URL of your post in the comments area so others can find it!