What did you learn today?
“I made an ‘A’.”
Good, but what did you learn today?
“I turned in all my work, on time.”
OK, but what did you learn today?
“The teacher said I did a great job.”
Cool, but what did you learn today?
“I got extra points for answering the bonus question correctly.”
Yes, but what did you really LEARN today?
Until our students can answer THAT question, with specificity and be able to connect it in some way to the world they live in, all they have really learned is how to play the “game” of education.
We (schools) can do better, and so can they (students). GO!