“Teaching’s primary purpose should be to ensure that every student graduates ready to tinker, create, and take initiative.”
- What if quizzes measured kid’s ability to question, not answer?
- What if a math class’s textbook was replaced with open-ended, thought-provoking opportunities to question the world around us?
- What if -within a teaching day- teachers were able to strike a balance between art and science; considering the art as the relationship the teacher built with the kids, and the science as the assessment that generated real evidence of student growth?
- What if teachers tracked narratives of a student’s progress? And used a handy management tool to capture anecdotal notes and evidence of student growth?
- What if teachers were able to identify and analyze students’ strengths and skill gaps; continuously? And were able to turn classroom data into plans of action?
- What if teachers taught their students how to do this type of thinking, so the student could be self-directed?