We have to stop pretending

So I just came across a post by Rodney Turner (who came across a post by Beth Still–who came across a post by Scott Mcleod), listing five things we have to stop pretending in Education.

Here’s my addition…

We have to stop pretending:

  • that acronyms are necessary to make an Education initiative or tool official. (See this list.)
  • that teaching special-needs and under-served students is in any way similar to teaching average and above-average students.
  • that we actually know what good teaching looks like.
  • that standardized testing is a decent and useful way of assessing kids.
  • that any of us really know what we’re doing. (We’re just doing what we think is best.)

Feel free to make your own list and tag it with #makeschooldifferent.

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