πŸ’¬ RocketShoes, Reform + Rumination – Issue 122

Replied to RocketShoes, Reform + Rumination – Issue 122 (Dialogic Learning Weekly)

I can’t help but feel this is all stuff we know already. Another example of a clarion call for change, doom-laden tidings without sharing any practical steps to effect change. Just like almost every highly-paid education keynote in the last decade. (Even has a black and white image to set the tone) What do you think?

My concern with Kay’s argument is that it places the teacher at the centre. I wonder if this is a case of what Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes as ‘anchoring’ in Black Swan:

You lower your anxiety about uncertainty by producing a number, then you β€œanchor” on it, like an object to hold on to in the middle of a vacuum.

Although teachers play an important role, aren’t they only one part of a complex system?

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