"Marc Prensky shares some smart ideas in his latest piece, “The Reformers Are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century - Why most U.S. school reformers are on the wrong track, and how to get our kids’ education right for the future.” In it he shares some big ideas about ed reform that sound much different than what we’ve been hearing lately in national conversations. Prensky suggests we replace the current three “R’s” (readin’, ritin’ rithmetic) with the “3 C‟s”: Character and Passion, Communication and Problem Solving, and Creation and Skills. I’d explicitly add Publishing and Sharing authentically (sorry couldn’t think of a “C”). While he does have that embedded in the other components, I think it should stand at the forefront."
I posted a reply to this article in which I offered my 2 cents:
Overall, I thought this was an intriguing article, and I agree with the Innovative Educator that Prensky's thoughts on Education Reform are refreshing and novel. I hope to see more ideas like them implemented wherever possible.
Great article. We need more voices advocating for Authentic Ed Reform, not just ed reform.
How about calling them "The 3 P's: Passion, Problem Solving, Publishing and Sharing"?
Keep up the good work!
Well done Innovative Educator!
Keep 'em coming!