From The Learning Leader page 91 under the heading Challenging Educational Mythology:
In a profession that prides itself on rationality, education is strongly awash in mythology. Often the mythology has a tinge of truth or whisper of research, lending suficient credibility for a sound bite, but not enough evidence to sustain scrutiny.
The stories we need to tell to support 21st century education need to give examples of research based education — they need to be short, sweet, and easy to understand. David Warlick describes them here.
I challenge all of my colleagues in the edublogosphere to tell new stories that are not myths, but based on rigorous research that supports learning.