Kumashiro describes common sense as what teachers believe is the right way to approach tasks. He believes that we need to rethink common sense and challenge it to become successful as a teacher. It is important for teachers to pay attention to common sense because they need to challenge that perspective. Teachers need to question their norms and move out of their comfort zone. Teachers also need to be aware of oppression, they cannot believe that everything enforced in the curriculum is the right way to do things.