December 04, 2005

Remote Access: What are Schools For?

Remote Access: What are Schools For?
Sheesh, I dunno. Seems like, far from being a subversive secret, everybody knows the true agenda of schools!
I've been in a number of fantastic classrooms, but few "good" schools. Schools are the bureaucratic organizer to make things easier. They are the place of collection where kids are sent to, but they often seem to be little beyond that. It is classrooms that are important. It is in classrooms that kids get together to learn.

Just as in the digital age newspapers have had to learn that they are in the news and reporting business and not necessarily the newspaper business, schools and teachers need to learn that it is not about us, classrooms should not be about teaching, they should be about learning. This does not in any way let us off the hook.

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