Tuesday, 14 April 2015

We Have to Stop Pretending - My 5 Things

Thanks @mcleod for the motivation this morning.  Great idea.  I hope all pick up on this.

When it comes to education, we have to stop pretending…

  1. Covering content is the same as creating content.
  2. Talking about critical thinking instead of doing critical thinking.
  3. Sitting in rows, having students grouped by age is the best way to learn.
  4. Learning is best done when broken up into subjects and units.
  5. Textbooks are the best material to drive our lessons.
What are yours? 

Please join us. When it comes to education, what are 5 things that we have to stop pretending? Post on your blog, tag 5 others, and share using the #makeschooldifferent hashtag.

Please visit +Scott McLeod blog, http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2015/04/we-have-to-stop-pretending.html to see his original post.

Write it in a blog, post 5 tweets.  Tag 5 other people.  Use the #makeschooldifferent tag.

I tagged, @tina_zita @pmillerscdsb @Gregbagby @jameseliasnunes @plugusin @leslie_edu

Remember to TAG 5 others.


  1. I'm tired of #2 also. It will be interesting to see what competency-based education initiatives do for the dissolution of factory model legacies like #3 and #4...

    Thanks for participating, Greg!

  2. Hey Pal,

    Just a quick heads up to let you know that I haven't forgotten about this post!

    I just have to find a few seconds to write my own response.

    Rock right on,