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When It Comes to Education, We Have to Stop Pretending

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Responding to Scott McLeod challenge and Steve Hargadon’s Tag: 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!

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Written by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

April 14, 2015 at 12:38 am

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  1. Love the entire list, Jackie, but those 2nd and 3rd bullets really resonate with me… Thanks for participating!

    Scott McLeod (@mcleod)

    April 14, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    • It needs to be said – by the masses!

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      April 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm


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