We all have favorite pet projects that have been around along time. We do them because we believe “the kids love them.” Jennifer Gonzalez challenges us to think about the true value for students and the use of time. In this article, Is Your Lesson A Grecian Urn, she challenges and encourages us to ask ourselves the tough question:
“Does it consume far more of a student’s time than is reasonable in relation to its academic impact?” And she shares… “If students spend more time on work that will not move them forward in the skill you think you are teaching, then it may be a Grecian Urn. And, it may need to go.”
Thanks, Jennifer, for the great reminder that all hands-on activities are not minds-on activities!