At Educon this year, David Jakes — a guy who pushes my thinking more than most — said something that still hasn’t fully settled in my mind:
So whaddya’ think? Are the preconceived notions that we all have about what classrooms are supposed to be holding us back — preventing us from really redefining what schools are all about?
Another question: Does the traditional architecture of schools — both physical and mental (think self-contained classrooms holding 30 kids for 50 minutes at a time) — discourage learning and reinforce schooling?
Final question: What will it take for nontraditional definitions of “classrooms” and “learning spaces” to be fully embraced?
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