Isn't Everything "Real Life"?

I have been a part of a lot of discussions around whether or not schools are "real life" or whether they should prepare us for "real life". But, I think that is a strange way of framing authentic learning. All life is real, and we should try and make sure our working worlds and our learning worlds meet each other to create a reality that we want to be a part of.

Thank you to Ginger Lewman for inspiring this vlog: http://gingerlewman.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/ask-us-to-need-to-learn/

Correction: Ginger talks about the "Real World" we are preparing kids for more often than "Real Life", but I think it still counts.

Reflective Practice Vlogging Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116395158372553895482

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