How many times a day does this happen in classrooms across America?

I personally believe this is a result of all the focus on passing standardized test and not really about the learning. I learned how to play school. I did what I needed to get by, but I really did not learn until I started my Masters. Since that time I learn everyday for the sake of learning and not for just passing the assignment or test.

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Comment by ddeubel on June 12, 2007 at 2:36am
so bang on..... we need less top down direction. I know how scary it can be for us teachers to LET GO and give students the responsibility and the freedom to find their own way of "producing" the visible signs of knowledge. So scary and it is easier and more secure in feeling, for us to just tell them to produce a project or this and this and that......

I say LET GO..........let the students design and travel more, in all sorts of directions. The teacher deciding on the residue of learning, its value and assessment, afterwards.

I really believe in inductivism.....a la Bruner, there is no one road to knowledge, only that road traveled for the journey and not the requirements.

Nice and thought provoking video. Thxs.



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