Will this be on the test?

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By // September 12, 2015

So much of what Seth Godin writes and shares represents what LightHouse is about.

Today’s daily post from Seth, for example, speaks directly to why LightHouse uses portfolios rather than grades.

“Will this be on the test?”

“The test, of course, offers nothing but downside. No extra credit, just points marked off. The test is the moment where you must conform to standards, to say what is expected of you.”

“Perhaps a better question is, “Will this be in the Playbill?””

“The Playbill is the little program they hand out before the Broadway musical. The Playbill is all about extra credit, about putting on a show, surprising, elevating, doing something more than people hoped for.”

“A different part of our brain is activated when we think about what’s possible as opposed to what’s required.”

That last line sums it all up, for Seth and for LightHouse. “A different part of your brain is activated when we think about what’s possible as opposed to what’s required.”

It’s a completely different approach to living and to learning and to being in the world- positive, inspiring, and exciting.

 

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