I’m responding to Sue Dunlop’s challenge (which is the result of a series of challenges stretching back to Scott McLeod). I’ve only read a few of the other posts that this challenge has generated, so I apologize to anyone who already expressed these same thoughts.
- We have to stop pretending that it’s okay to complain about someone else instead of offering them support.
- We have to stop pretending that telling people to learn how to cope is an effective strategy for dealing with mental health challenges.
- We have to stop pretending that evaluation can be both objective and accurate when implemented by a single human.
- We have to stop pretending it’s acceptable and reasonable for reporting periods to dictate the pace of learning in our classrooms.
- We have to stop pretending that there is a single, correct solution to any one of these complex problems.
- We have to stop pretending that we can do this on our own.
Oops, that’s 6. Ah well.