Wow Listen to Seth Godin challenge everyone to examine whether we are racing to the top or racing to the bottom. As I listened to this award-winning idea guru, I couldn't help thinking that educators were like this. Either we are racing to the top, teaching via an innovative, technology-rich, Bloom's higher level thought method--or we are racing to the bottom teaching to the test.
CCSS are asking us to foster creativity and inspire lifelong learning in our students. What a great idea to transfer to our classroom: Encourage students to be risk-takers, innovators, believe in a great idea and create.
I did not agree with everything Seth Godin espoused-- if everyone walked to his own drummer we'd have a nation of occupiers and an atmosphere of entropy. But, we could also promote a little innovation in the classroom and life. Forget RTTB and trying to just be "efficient" -- Incubate a novel idea today with your students!
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