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Thursday, February 25, 2010

How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century - TIME >4 Years since this was written, are we better off?

Teachers need not fear that they will be made obsolete. They will, however, feel increasing pressure to bring their methods--along with the curriculum--into line with the way the modern world works.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1568480-6,00.html

I feel good knowing that there have been substantial shifts in the 4years since this article was written, but is this really enough? I am seeing the leaders in the field continue talking about pie in the sky visions, the visions that in utopia are available and possible. How are we celebrating what has already been accomplished? How are we supporting the ones in the trenches, joining committees to have a voice, sitting through meetings to have a say on policy and vision? How can I support those teachers through conversations and discussions when they feel that they are running head first into the wall with little or no support with their team or admin? I hope we continue on this journey, making collaboration, open sharing, and inquiry based learning the priorities.


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