Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Developing Thinkers


      I recently came across an article from the Harvard Ed Magazine titled Bored Out of Their Minds by Zachary Jason.  It's an interesting read and one I hope it's widely circulated in a quick manner.  In short, the article claims students are bored out of their minds in today's classrooms for four main reasons:

  1. An escalating emphasis on standardized tests
  2. The novelty of school itself fades with each grade
  3. Lack of motivation
  4. The transition from tactile and creative to cerebral and regimented