Classroom Without Borders
How can our students, confined in their classrooms, Innovate, Lead and Create?
How can our students think within the same four walls for eight consecutive hours?
How can our students innovate, explore, inquire, communicate within those walls?
How can our students excel, find solutions to real-life problems and enhance their life confined in one or two rooms the whole day?
How can our students communicate with other cultures and create mutually needed bridges for humankind’s survival if they do not explore and visit other cultures worldwide outside their classroom walls?
How can our students be right for Today and ready for Tomorrow when they are learning in the past and today?
How can we nurture the 21st Century Learner Profile traits within our students confined in their classrooms?
How can we differentiate and implement our planned differentiated strategies without differentiating by environment?
How can Facilitators Integrate Horizontally and Implement the One Subject Called Knowledge Approach when students spend most of their time in their classrooms?
How can students acquire knowledge and skills within a real-life based approach if most of the time they are in the classrooms, far away from Real Life?
How can students create, innovate and generate STEAMS projects within four walls?
There is only one answer for all the above questions and challenges; We need to demolish our classrooms’ walls and establish a borderless learning and facilitating environment by implementing the below Classroom Without Borders Framework as described below:
Classroom without borders approach and framework are based on the 3 famous Cs of education (Community, Curriculum and Collaboration). The main pillar of community is to create student centered learning communities for every 6 classrooms (preferably hybrid learning communities from different grades’ classes). The second pillar is the curriculum. We must establish and ensure a 100% efficient and effective classroom without borders, by progressing from the OVERT curricular approach to the Multi-Layered Curricular approach. Collaboration is considered the third pillar which has a significant and crucial role in removing the classroom borders. We must make sure that mutual collaborative planning meetings are being held bi-weekly between facilitators and students to plan together and implement together to break the intriguing wall between students and facilitators and establish the Servant – Leader Approach.
The World is Our Classroom