Richardson talks about two ways in which we can reform the system to better suit the learning needs of the students today. The first is to teach what we teach, but with the use of technology. The second would be to change what we teach so that students have a better chance at excelling in the "real-world". Richardson goes on to describe what learning would look like if we went with the first option, with students learning from home online and no real educator merely uploading the lesson and running troubleshoot. I prefer the later choice where we are teaching students life lesson along side what subjects we are passionate about as teachers. We should definitely change what we teach to better suit what it means to be successful in today's world, but moreover we need to revamp this whole idea of high stakes testing. I get anxiety just thinking about how we even start that process, but I feel better that there are people like Richardson that are at least beginning the conversation.
Richardson speaks about 6 different unlearning/relearning ideas that teachers need to start thinking about in order to contribute to this reform of education. I think the easiest one to commit to is the sharing of my best practices. I have felt myself become prideful and almost Gollum-like when I come up with a good lesson. With all the time, sweat and tears that goes into building meaningful,engaging lessons from scratch it was hard for me, at first, to want to share "my precious" creations. I have decided that I will commit to this idea of sharing and gathering others' great works as well. Each and every kid deserves the best we teachers can give them. Looking at the bigger picture, we teachers are creating a better future each and every day in our classrooms. Why not share our best works to reach even more budding adults that will in turn better the world's society. Not to many people get a chance to shape the future like that.