Basically, the revelation that I had was — I like right answers. I really like tidy right answers. I usually don’t ask learners questions that I don’t have a “right” answer or answers for. Even when the task is “authentic” and “embedded in context” I want there to be a right answer. And this is wrong.
Because what Dan Myer is teaching his students is how to approach problems that don’t have right answers, which is the way that most of the problems in the real world work. His students are learning to be okay with that, and how to ask good questions, and how approach those problems.