How we view children depends on our place in time and our culture. Children have been variously viewed as a source of labour, as the wide-eyed innocent, as creatures to manage or control, and as beings that need to be trained properly to become the “right” kind of adult.
Here’s a little something for you to think about over the weekend. Those resisters and naysayers in your school organization (or corporation or nonprofit or …)? You know, the ones that are pushing back against your change initiative? The ones that you like to complain about because ‘the train is moving’ and they’re not ‘getting on board?’ What if they’re right?
"Members of any profession need to communicate and collaborate with colleagues to understand and improve their skills. Face-to-face collaboration is personal, but is limited by boundaries of time and space. Participants must have a common time and place for collaboration. Digital collaboration has no bounds of time or space, and collaboration can take place anytime with anyone, anywhere."
Characteristic one: Lifelong Learning To me, a commitment to lifelong learning means always seeking out new information about teaching, new methods of teaching, and continuously revising and reforming your current ...
Mbarek Khalifi's insight:
As long as one can not stop technology from moving ahead to what is better and oftentimes easier,one should not give a thought to the idea of refraining from updating oneself with the latest teaching approaches and methods.
Measures of Effective Teaching, or MET, is a new way to provide fair and useful measures of teacher effectiveness. Watch as a teacher goes through observations and coaching, including peer evaluation, to improve his practice.