Throughout this blog, I have written about some of the shifts needed in organized Christianity in our part of the world. Things like...
- From Emphasis on big events one day a week to Emphasis on making disciples 24/7
- From Measuring seating capacity to draw crowds to Measuring sending capacity to serve others
- From Professional pastors (staff-driven leadership) to Reproducible practices (where every member functions)
- From Publicizing what we are Against to Promoting what we are FOR
- From Ministry (works) done for Jesus to Ministry (miracles) done BY Jesus
- From "GO TO church" (as in a place and time) to BE the church (as an identity)
But what about our schools? Are there fundamental shifts that could make dramatic change for the better in education? I believe there are. Here are a few, in my opinion.
- From Giving grades (that generally offer no information on how to improve) to Providing feedback (that feeds forward to further learning)
- From Time as the constant (prescribed scope and sequence for all students) to Learning as the constant (asynchronous, self-paced)
- From Focus on teaching to Focus on learning
- From Career orientation to Calling orientation (more to come on this in a future post, but you can get a glimpse of this shift here thanks to the work of Adam Saenz)