De – Myth – tifying School — 4 Comments

  1. We have enough challenges in education without having to deal with either mistruths or myths. One of the myths that progressive and forward thinking educators often hear is about how good it was in the good old days of education. My retort is “The past most often remembers better than it lived!” I’m beginning to believe that one of the critical roles in school improvement is to be simple mythbusters! Let’s move education forward based on data and research not myths and half truths!

  2. Thanks Chris. Love the quote and the call to arms. Let’s focus on what unites us rather than what divides us.

  3. We had Jamie Vollmer come in to speak to us about “the good old days of education.” I love his term to describe this myth…”nostegia” which is a combination of nostalgia and amnesia!!!

  4. Thanks Neil. That’s my new favourite word! I’ll have to credit you and Jamie going forward. Have a great day.