Education Goals Must Look Beyond Better Content

REFRAME THE GOAL: “How about we acknowledge #edu is the INTERSECTION between relationship, curiosity, and content?” That Twitter wisdom, courtesy of Dr. Kwame Brown is the genesis for this colorful video blog from flipped classroom guru Jon Bergmann. He argues that educators must address all three areas of focus equally for a quality classroom experience. “They go into teaching because of relationship and curiosity,” Bergmann says of teachers. But the current over-testing culture has many teachers wondering what they have to offer. It will be interesting to watch how edtech companies pivot once they’ve exhausted ways to reframe, reuse, and remix content. Will edtech transform classroom relationships and student curiosity as well? Or will teachers once again become more reliable than standards and data points?

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