I am signed up for the Association of Curriculum, Supervision and Development (ASCD) Smart Brief. Every day relevant stories are sent to my inbox in the form of this Smart Brief, helping me to keep current with what is happening in K-12 education outside of my district.
Today, I think, one of their headlines made it past the editors without getting caught. It gave me a good laugh to read:
My first thought was "Really? I never would have thought that!"
Sarcasm aside, the more I thought about it the more it made me think of how important it is to give kids the opportunity to learn by doing. Working on projects, engaging in relevant exercises, and having to go back and make changes because the results were not acceptable is how I learn best, and I think how most people learn best.
Do we do enough of that in our schools? Now that is authenticity in learning!
(if you want to sign up for smart brief, check here: http://www.smartbrief.com/ascd/ I highly recommend it)