I heard a story once that I just cannot shake. I have tried to verify the story to see if it even happened to no avail. But that really doesn’t matter if it did or didn’t happen. It is the analogy that has stuck with me. So let me paint you a picture similar to the one we see here.
Image: Skimming the Pacific Ocean in the Sanyo Blimp
It is the early 1900’s a students from all around the U.S. were chosen to be part of the first classrooms of the sky. These students over the course of a few months traveled around the U.S. in a blimp and attended went to class 10,000 feet in the sky. They studied things like science, reading, and math all at a nice and steady 32 miles per hour. The classroom experience was just like the one they had on the ground except for the altitude. The teacher would instruct from the font of the room. Students had books, paper, glue, and even scissors! There was even a big globe at the front of the room that the students could use to learn geography.
Do you see where I am going with this? Fast forward 100 years, are we still making the same mistakes? Do we not allow our learners to look out the window?