1. Holly

    I’ve seen that video, and the kid is right on! How are we going to change “playing school” and turn it around so students are taught to learn, not taught a subject. I just had this conversation with my college accounting students. I am as much to blame for them not being able to “learn” because I have been “playing school”. I provide for them (through notes or presentations) the key things they should know, instead of having them explore and create their own learning. This is going to take some time to reorganize our teaching strategies allowing students to explore and find the answers.

  2. “When will there be a time where education creates ‘the next thing’? When education will lead the way instead of playing perpetual catch up?”

    I hate feeling like a naysayer or being a Debbie Downer, but if I am honest with myself, I know that there are some innovative things I do that have success, but many things I do that are not successful at all (and some that are a detriment to student learning).

    I do like to try to innovate, but is a safe way that won’t cause any long-lasting effects if it doesn’t go well. It seems, though, that we need to take bigger chances if we are going to create the next big thing.

    How do we balance the two?

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