Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Todd Rose: The Myth of Average

Not a usual move for me, but...

As I said in a Facebook post recently:
Anyone who teaches or who has kids should watch this. This is for everyone who thinks individualizing education is "lowering the bar." I'm all for tradition, but not when it tortures exceptional kids.
There are a lot of people out there who think that the only way to teach kids to meet challenges is to force them to fit a mold. It simply isn't so. And, besides -- and I have said this to many fellow teachers -- is our job more about teaching kids to "rise to challenges" or to help them understand and to think for themselves, creatively and analytically?

Obstinate dinosaurs, please go back to washing your chalkboards and disregard this. Also, technology worshippers who think just plopping a kid in front of an iPad is education -- you can sod off, too. We need to think, people.

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