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Unlearning Is Often A Part Of Effective Teaching

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Sometimes educational practices need to change either because they are not working, because approaches to education have shifted to meet new goals or because technology has changed the landscape. But adapting to new ideas often requires that old notions be unlearned, Education Week reports.

School leaders can support unlearning as part of professional development plans. Unlearning, however, is often difficult because changing long-held ideas is more personal for educators and can feel like an assault on their sense of identity………