From the “Doing the Wrong Thing Right Department,” George Siemens on the LMS:
“You’ve made a process efficient that would make an awesome, productive employee in the 1960s, but you haven’t developed the mindsets, the networking capabilities and so on that you need for an individual—not just an employee, but a member of society—in 2020. To make a process more efficient that shouldn’t be done at all is a waste of time.”
How many things are we trying to do “better” that we shouldn’t be doing at all?
More, do we have the mindsets as school communities that push the curious, creative, agile, persistent dispositions that it’s becoming more and more clear will determine our kids’ ability to flourish?
Trying to do “better” is easier than trying to do “different.” Different means uncertainty.
But “different” in school also means understanding (or at least trying to) how the lives our children will lead will be “different” from the ones we are currently leading.
You doing that work?