Currently at school doing a bit of a clean up and came across this sign. It struck me that this is what it must feel like for an archaeologist discovering some relic from the past! A lost treasure providing us with an insight into days gone by.

What frightened me about this discovery is that this is still the norm. Ultimately our education systems throughout the world are based on seating students individually in absolute silence, while they are tested on their ability to recall facts, The score they ultimately receive has a massive impact on their future path.

So with all of this amazing technology available, and our ability to be creative and informative with it, why do we still assess our students in the same manner in which it was done centuries ago? How long do we have to wait for a new system that genuinely promotes and values important principles such as collaboration, creativity and innovative thinking?

Better hang onto that sign for a little while yet.