10 Things Parents (slash that), Teachers Should Unlearn
The blog was specific to parents but as I was reading it I started to wondering what thoughts my fellow educators might have about the list if we crossed out "parent" and replaced it with "teacher."
I ask, in accordance with the blogger's request: Which do you agree with? Disagree with? Challenge? Question?
10 things I think (some)
parents teachers should unlearn…
- Learning is best measured by a letter or a number.
- Product is more important than process and progress.
- Children need to be protected from any kind of failure.
- The internet is dangerous for children.
- Parents and teachers should discuss students without the learner present.
- Homework is an essential part of learning.
- The school is responsible for the child’s entire education.
- Your child’s perspective is the only one.
- Learning looks the same as when you went to school.
- Focus on (and fix) your child’s shortcomings, rather than their successes.
Gina Zugelder is a National Education Consultant for Developmental Studies Center.