Will Richardson in his book Why School? presents us with six unlearning/relearning ideas for educators that believes we all must support.
1. Share everything (or at least something): As a beginning teacher, I don't have much things to share because I have yet to learn my craft. What I will share though is my knowledge in physical education, how the body works, nutrition, weightlifting and fitness. I love sharing positive things as to how to maintain a balanced life.
2. Discover, don't deliver, the curriculum: I will make sure to apply this idea to my teaching because it is important to have the students struggle to find an answer to the problem at hand. When students graduate from high school and get to the workforce they will not be handed everything. So, as a teacher I will make sure to prepare my students to become problem solvers and critical thinkers.
3. Talk to strangers: Talking to strangers has not been a typical thing to do as a child but there is strangers out in the world that can present a child/students with great information. These strangers can be found in the internet and presumably in places like Youtube or Skype.
4. Be a master learner: I agree 100% with this idea because constantly our books or topics (anatomy, history, math, English) are being modified to new findings. As a teacher, I will continuously learn about the subject I"ll be teaching to better prepare my students for what's new in the world. After all, we learn new things every day.
5. Do real work for real audience: When students become creative and work with each other to accomplish an assignment it has more value in the real world. They will be doing the same when they get out in the world, so why not start applying these values in their heads to help students know what to expect when getting in the workforce.
6. Transfer the power: "Don't teach my child science; instead, teach my child how to learn science- or history or math or music."