Teach, reflect, change, repeat.
This week, Matthew Oldridge distilled classroom practice down to 4 words. But, as he says, there are still many classrooms governed by binders and textbooks instead of learning needs of the people in the room.
Why is this?
Greg Ashman wrote a post that concisely outlines what the current education debate looks like.
"So the choice is between content as a context for developing valuable skills and content as a valuable end in itself."
If content is valuable, then what should we teach?
Earlier this week, Julie Balen shared a list of resources she has been collecting on the topic of knowledge.
Heidi Siwak later shared this valuable foundational piece, a keynote by Jane Gilbert, to guide our thinking on this topic.
But since we are all newbies, all the time, in times of exponential change (see this example), is learning how to learn the most important skill we can teach our children?
Bruce Dixon digs more deeply into the idea of LEARNING in this post. Being able to learn quickly is also highly valued in the workplace. A year ago, the WEF published a piece on the importance of "learnability" in our careers.
Based on that, and on Julie's recommendation, I think the book, Learn Better by Ulrich Boser, needs to be my next read!