Option B

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Option A: students complete a paper (or electronic) worksheet of low-level knowledge and/or procedural skills
Option B: something else

Option A: students read pages from a dry-as-toast textbook and then answer publisher-provided regurgitation questions
Option B: something else

Option A: students sit quietly and take notes while a teacher lectures from her PowerPoint
Option B: something else

Option A: students do 15 more practice problems on material many of them already know
Option B: something else 

Option A: students complete a word search or word find to ‘learn spelling’ and/or kill time
Option B: something else 

Option A: teacher gives a pop quiz to hold students ‘accountable’ for homework they see as meaningless
Option B: something else

Option A: teacher uses ClassDojo or other behavioral control systems to force kids to comply with disengaging work tasks
Option B: something else 

and so on… (what would you add?)

I wished we picked Option B more often.

Image credit: B, by Chris

4 Responses to “Option B”

  1. Option A: Standardized tests are treated as reflecting actual learning
    Option B: something else

  2. Option A: 10 out of 25 marks for an assignment are for coloring the report cover -neatness counts!–even though coloring is not a learning objective for that course
    Option B: Something else

  3. Informative options there.

  4. Option A: Teacher puts lower level thinking assignment on computer thinking that will make it more engaging, 21st century learning.

    Option B: Something else.

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