Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Are our schools doing a good job of preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill?
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests. What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?