A Tale of Two Classrooms
I saw this great graphic on Twitter today.
Classroom A is the old, traditional classroom; and Classroom B is the way we (educators) want classrooms to be today.
Of course, what I call "old" and "traditional", a lot of people would call "normal" and "expected". It is the way school was when they were kids and it is perfectly OK with them now. But today we know that that old system just didn't work for a lot of students--and it's not working for even more students today.
If our goal is Learning, than we simply must conduct our classrooms in a way that facilitates learning. We can't expect students to just sit and listen and learn everything. We know now that that is not effective for most students. I could write a blog post on everyone line in the Classroom B...maybe I will!