Ed’s Charge: To Serve Vegetables or Candy?

This is a very important article. With so much pressure to keep our lessons engaging, are we perhaps missing out on other learning?

A Total Ed Case

A couple weeks ago (I know, I know: my posts take a while — life very busy, will do better, etc., etc.), I found myself in a globe-crossing twit-scussion about why it’s important — yes, important — to kids’ future-preparation for them to occasionally experience and overcome boredom in the classroom. I twisted fully into the conversation after a couple tweets by the UK’s Tom Bennett and, because it’s a deeply held belief of mine (one I spend a good amount of time on in Education Is Upside-Down, in fact), couldn’t bring myself fully out, even several days hence.

Here’s how it started:

Tom issued this…

and this…

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