“Common sense” is an interesting term, isn’t it?
What is “sense”?
Just because something makes sense to me, doesn’t mean it makes sense to you. I get that.
But some things just seem so obvious to me:
Schools should be about learning, not teaching.
Technology should be about helping kids become better learners, not helping the adults become better teachers. (Someday, the learners will be on their own, right?)
School should be fun. It should be “genius” all the time, not just an hour a week. It should be about discovery and wonder and passion and good deeds in the world.
Learning is not centered in curriculum; it’s centered in creation. In composition. In questions and missions.
And we adults should do what we believe when it comes to creating the conditions for kids to learn deeply and powerfully with us, not from us.
Why we would do anything else?
If that’s not “common sense,” what is?