The Sacred Cows of 20th Century Education
Via Scoop.it – The Reflective Educator
The idea is simple: if you intend to have certain outcomes, a great deal of planning is necessary. We plan lessons, activities, anticipatory sets, heck, we even design plans backward. Why? Because that’s what we have been told works best. For whom? I have no doubt that the highly planned and organized lesson is a thing of beauty for some, but to others it may stifle a natural talent for steering kids to appropriate learning opportunities as they develop. I’ve heard a lot of going off-script for a “teaching moment.” I think for talented educators, those moments can stretch into authentic, experiential learning.