12 Days Of Ideas #3: More Of Them, Less Of Us
Questions are more important than answers.
Do you believe in the idea that when students generate questions themselves and teachers give students the tools, the students will be more invested to use these tools to find the answers to their own questions?
But how do we get students to ask the right questions?
What are the right questions?
Do right and wrong questions even exist?
What if we just ask them to find problems, give them tools, and get out of the way? Let students create?
Can learning look like this?
How can I empower students more?
How can I give them more authentic learning experiences?
How do I help them take more ownership of their learning?
How do I get out of the way more? Decrease my interference?
And then, how do I level all of it up? How do we as a whole?
How do we move past the standards-based-mind-numbing-creativity-killing educational system of today?
Can we stop, not just slow down the machine’s momentum?
Can we bring it to a halt and steer it in a completely new, unknown, perhaps dangerous direction?
What will it take?
What will it take to stop fixing the broken standards-based-mind-numbing-creativity-killing educational system of today?
What will it take to truly pull the plug? Flip the switch?
Where will it take us?
What if the destination is inconsequential and the journey paramount?
Have we been all wrong all this time?
I don’t have all the answers, but one comes to mind:
More of Them, Less of Us.