Two days ago, I received an invitation to participate in an effort titled, “We have to stop pretending.” The origin of the challenge (by: Scott McLeod) is found here.
I was challenged by Dave Kimball on Twitter.
— Dave Kimball (@Dave_Kimball) April 20, 2015
Dave’s response to the prompt is found here. Also, other Connecticut connected educators that were challenged have taken part as well.
Charles Dumais recently posted the following responses:
The “We Have to Stop Pretending” challenge asks participants to pass along 5 thoughts on the topic and then to tag another 5 people to keep up the momentum. My 5 thoughts are listed below, followed by the 5 people I challenge.
In education, we have to stop pretending:
1) that our students have been fully challenged;
2) that students sitting quietly in a class are engaged & motivated;
3) that basic knowledge of a lesson, unit, etc. is the foundation needed before application, creation, or problem solving;
4) that creativity cannot be taught;
5) that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
I pass along the challenge of “We Have to Stop Pretending” to these five Connecticut educators:
Joseph Palumbo @MrPalumboPHS
David Huber, Ed. D. @DavidJHuber
Tim Napolitano @Timnap
Tom Brant @tom_brant
Christopher Weiss @ChrisWeissCT
Follow along on Twitter #makeschooldifferent to find others’ responses to this challenge.