Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Focus on Learning not Teaching!!!

To put it simply, innovation in schools today is far too focused on improving teaching, not amplifying learning. -Will Richardson
Will Richardson has come over to the side of students and written a great piece that teachers like me were calling for years ago and as a result were driven out of schools. These ideas are the new mantra and being put forth as new ideas. I am happy that we are finally realizing that the internet has truly made education self education. Read Richardson's article and jump on the bandwagon if you are not already there!

We don’t let students pursue the questions most in their minds. More often than not, the sole audience for the work students do is the teacher, and it serves no real world, authentic purpose. Our kids’ passions and interests are ignored in favor of compliance to the curriculum.-Will Richardson

Friday, March 04, 2016