Dr. Scott McLeod wrote this post earlier this fall about guiding questions that education stakeholders should have in mind when considering the work of schools. I think we all recognize that our system of education is in a state of flux right now, so what should we be thinking about as we make changes to our schools?
In a graduate class I’m taking through the University of Kentucky, my classmates and I examined these guiding questions and were then prompted to add any additional thoughts through the use of a short video. I’m an elementary school principal and like to frequently look at the world through the lens of my students, so I posed some of these guiding questions to my own kids who are ages 6 and 10. The video below captures what they think about learning in and out of school.