Can you imagine if we handled life experiences the way conventional education handles students?⠀
After attending a hockey game, you are required to write an essay about what you observed.⠀
After grocery shopping, you must take a multiple-choice exam about items you find in each aisle.⠀
After baking cookies, you need to put together a science exhibition detailing the chemical reactions between baking powder and flour.⠀
After talking with your bank clerk, you’re required to outline your financial portfolio in a PowerPoint presentation so that your great aunt twice removed can understand it from the other side of the country in a foreign language.⠀
When we prioritize proof of learning over the process of learning, we, too, request ridiculous things from students.⠀
How are the absurd demands of the authoritarian model of education showing up in your home?
In your school?
In your workplace?
Within your community?⠀