Sunday, January 26, 2014

Not In School These Days

I'm not here to bash common core, demand different forms of assessments, redefine the instructional strategies of teachers, or nag about the lack of technology use, or anything else one can find argued about on Twitter. I'm just sharing some food for thought today on how I see students view their own learning everyday.

Teacher: "You need the sheet back in order to get any points back."
Student: "Yeah, the most important part."
Teacher: "No, learning is the most important part."
Student: "Not in school these days."

The real question is, is learning the most important thing happening in your classroom? Your school? Your district?