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:

(download slide and view original image credit on Flickr here)

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?



Related Radical Reads:

 Should We Be Engaging or Empowering Learners?

Are YOU a What If Thinker?

What If Schools Created a Culture of Do?

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