Monday, January 26, 2009

Sinking Sand

Like many educators, I've spent summers rediscovering the joys of manual labor, and have come away from the construction site with several gems of wisdom.

"Measure twice, cut once"

This tenet of carpentry is equally applicable to the science lab or writing class.

I've also been told...
"You can build a palace, but if the foundation is off, the whole thing ain't worth the crap you built it on!"

Unfortunately, the vast majority of our multi-billion dollar educational technology framework has been set on a foundation designed 150 years ago for transmitting information!

Our school structure must replace rigidness with flexibility, isolation with collaboration, and schedules with spontenaity.

To read a full length article on this topic from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, click here.

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