Dream. Do. Learn. Repeat.

Four words that make a statement about the way education should be.

When we think about how school actually works, we’re left with the structure of learn, repeat, learn repeat until you finally get to do. There isn’t much dreaming in there and the doing comes much too late.

It’s subversive to tell someone to do something before they’ve learned about it. But I think that’s the way it should be. Dream of being a chef? Make eggplant parmesan. Bake some cookies. Try it out and you’ll learn from the process. Rapid learning is the way education should work.

I think the order of those four words matter. They all need to be there, and they need to be in that order. How do your experiences stack up?