What is School for?

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I’m a teacher and I’m usually loathe to listen to any non-teacher who criticizes education. However, Seth Godin is a teacher in his own right and what he has to say makes perfect sense.

Godin published an education manifesto and I think everyone should read it. It’s made a deep impression on me and I’ve made immediate changes to my teaching. Rote memory is ridiculous. Deducting points off for trivial things is dumb. Let’s teach students how to learn and then CREATE things and take ACTION!

Please, read some of his manifesto or watch his podcast (Stop Stealing Dreams) if you care about education.

Just because it’s hard to make change doesn’t mean we should give up.

2 thoughts on “What is School for?

  1. I look forward to reading this more –
    A few months ago I dealt with some teachers who were hardasses (I was reviewing curriculum) and they were missing the student with authority approach to learning – so this is right up alley and cheers to more teachers like you! Let’s get students involved -‘and let’s not do the rote learning but involve them – engage them and teach thinking and process
    🙂🙂🙂

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