Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #44
Here is a blog post with a title that I just couldn’t resist clicking on: 9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us by one of my favorite people in education, Will Richardson.
Elephant #8 – We know that the system of education as currently constructed is not adequately preparing kids for what follows if and when they graduate.
This is one reason, I believe, we instituted LINC and senior focus. I have no doubt that our goal in every single class is to get students to learn. I once surveyed several teachers here, and that was what they said the chief thing we should teach our kids was how to learn.
I think the trick is making students more aware of their learning . . . as opposed to making them think that just “doing” the assignments is the way to learn. This is one thing that is supposed to make Collections useful: there is no way students can study for the tests. The tests assess the skills students are learning in each collection. I like that, but so much about the curriculum is still leaving a lot to be desired. In my opinion.