Godin is talking about business. But here's my question to you: In which classroom does your student typically find him or herself. I'm guessing the factory.
This is, thanks in large part to the spectre of standardized testing, how most classrooms are run and are even the types of classrooms my own children find themselves in.
Reliability and productivity are important, but I now believe that you reach a higher level of both if you are willing to try new things--if you are willing to risk. . .and fail.
After hearing Godin's thoughts, I'm making a conscious effort to change the vibe in the educational experiences I provide as a classroom teacher.
My new, more mindful, plan for the fall?
More lab, less factory. TZT