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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."--Maya Angelou

Great convos on #edchat this evening. Time to blog. 


A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.--Maya Angelou (quoted in Mind Your Own Bizniche by Squire)


We want our students to learn and grow and be lifelong learners. To do that, we need to get them THINKING and DOING--and SINGING their SONGS; students in charge of their own learning with coaches (teachers) guiding them.


Problem is: Schools are set up so that the students are not in charge of their own learning--teachers are.


We want our teachers to learn and grow and be lifelong learners. To do that, we need to get them THINKING and DOING--and SINGING their SONGS; teachers in charge of their own learning with coaches (teacher coaches; principals) guiding them.


Problem is: Schools are set up so that teachers are not in charge of their own learning--admin and district leaders are.


Time to realign. Our country is based on DEMOCRACY, where people are in charge of themselves and their country. Cheers to the same freedoms and joys in our classrooms, for both students and teachers. 



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