This week the teachers say about…
“Our nation pays a high price for our failure to invest in young children. Most of the achievement gap is set before our children walk through the kindergarten door.”W. Steven Barnett is a Board of Governors Professor and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.
“I wholeheartedly believe that one of the roles and responsibilities of the modern educator is to set up the conditions for learners to experience flow.
To achieve a state of flow in the educational environment isn’t nor does it need to be that complicated. It can be as simple as replicating real life learning in more formal schools. ”
Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.
“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself. Instead of turning away in denial when you make a mistake, you should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are. … The trick is to take advantage of the particular details of the mess you’ve made, so that your next attempt will be informed by it and not just another blind stab in the dark.” Daniel Dennett
“Students are bringing more and more knowledge and experience into the educational setting than ever before. When in history have students been able to teach the teachers and be an instrumental part to the educational process as much as they are now? This shift has continued to push the mindset that educators are no longer simply dispensers of knowledge; but rather are facilitators and instigators of self-directed learning by students. In this environment, educators can learn just as much from their students as the students can learn from them”
“It’s time for teachers to build their practice around prompting questions and not guiding solutions. This makes for a better and more meaningful journey for the learners.”
Richard Wells, Global Top 12 Edu Blogger
“Educators and edtech companies need to foster a more robust and collaborative relationship in order to further innovate classrooms and schools.”
“Schools of the future will be far more focused on ecological learning for community and environmental improvement. There is at least a century of real-life improvement projects in communities and the environment that kids and adults can work together on to adjust the health of our planet.” C. M. Rubin
“Do We Teach Thinking Skills? No. And as a result in our society answers enjoy a privileged position above questions. By doing this we are devaluing curiosity and encouraging people to accept what they are told. And that must change.Our schools are so focused on answers that questioning has been reduced to obscurity. “Alex Terego, Terego Enterprise Training