The Next Experiment in Education

The Next Experiment in Education “Sit and Get.” “Drive By.” “Spray and Pray.”

If you’re a teacher, or know one, it’s likely you’ve heard one of these expressions uttered in complete exasperation. Unrelated to their teaching, these phrases are employed to describe teachers’ own “professional learning” opportunities: Too often, teachers “sit and get” information during half-day and full-day workshops or after-school sessions, full of pre-packaged information and resources (rather than differentiated for teachers’ diverse needs) — it’s a veritable information “drive by.”

The The Next Experiment in Education was first published on TIME.