Imagine you have a bucket. Every time you try to fill the bucket, 85% of the water leaks out instantly, and you’re left with a measly 15%. I’m guessing that you probably won’t attempt to fill that bucket more than once or twice before you either fix the bucket or get a new one. What’s funny is that we wouldn’t think twice about fixing or replacing the leaking bucket, right?
But when it comes to teaching and learning, we tend to keep trying to fill our broken bucket instead of replacing it with one that actually works, one that actually holds the water we’re pouring into it.