Let’s UNLEARN a Few Assumptions About School

Many teachers teach the way they were taught.

The B.Ed. program would do well to emphasize the unlearning of wrong assumptions about schooling – like “sit up straight” and “sit still” and “look at the teacher”.

Change won’t happen until we all deeply question our assumptions of what school should look like for kids.

Thanks to Joël McLean for sharing this video on Twitter yesterday.



One thought on “Let’s UNLEARN a Few Assumptions About School

  1. One of the efforts we educators must be alert for is the misconceptions our students bring to our Considerations of a new topic. Seems appropriate that teachers AND Schools of Education should ‘unlearn’ as well: teachers, I suggest, through their PLNs; Schools through curricular assessment as well as in seminars with the students.

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