SIM 5: I Agree With Teacher
Tradition would defend the teacher, what the teacher believes is that her content is more important than skills. In a workforce that is evolving exponentially everyday, we need to begin to design instruction that requires skills and concept to be the learning focus. The days that students need to memorize facts and figures are long gone. Trust me, for some teachers and principals, this is an out of this world idea that will rock their world.
We need brave principals who are willing to have out of this world ideas to prepare students for a world we don't know. A world that doesn't yet exist. Many of our students will enter the workforce, whether immediately after high school or after post-secondary learning, in a job that currently does not exist.