Thursday, February 7, 2013

Create and not regurgitate

While participating in the AWSA Middle and High School Principal's conference this week, I noticed a dichotomy between the message of our keynote speaker, Eric Sheninger (@NMHS_Principal), and the message sent by the DPI regarding education.  Here is what I see as the dichotomy.
Eric spoke about student choice, staff choice, collaboration, opportunity, engagement and creativity.
With no disrespect intended, the DPI message was about teacher accountability, test results, funding and school report cards.
Given a choice, I would prefer to create and not regurgitate.
Given a choice, I believe students would prefer to create and not regurgitate.
Let the students create!