A Change of Paradigm

Love the quote below from Andy Hargreaves in the Globe and Mail online. The article talks about what’s wrong with national school testing but this quote goes back to what makes a difference if we want create better outcomes in our schools. NAPLAN isn’t making our schools better (probably the opposite), and having a national curriculum won’t either. Most things (maybe all?) that get mandated for schools don’t actually improve them. Harnessing the collective and informed wisdom of all makes the difference. A collaborative culture and an inquiry mindset does.

The quote: “‘It used to be my children in my class, now it’s our children in our school.’ In practice, this means that whenever a child struggles, all teachers who teach and have taught that child pool their knowledge to find a solution.”

Read it all at the Globe and Mail.