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Do we know what we are doing? Does society know what it wants? Are we still working towards reform... Ask yourself...

Who seriously believes that locking 25 students in a small room with one adult for
several hours each day is the best way for them to be "educated"?

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.
-- George Evans

Why do we think every 6 year old is going to be at the same place in math, english and all the other subjects so we clump them together.

We already live in a time of disconnect, where the classroom has stopped reflecting the world outside its walls. The classroom is born of an industrial mode of thinking.

Greatest hurdle in ed reform is that society doesn't have a clear vision of what school is for

"If you put a doctor of 100 years ago in today's operating room, she would be lost, yet if you placed a teacher of 100 years ago into one of today's classrooms she wouldn't skip a beat. "
Molebash 1999

Moving from the one-room schoolhouse to the one-world schoolhouse is now a reality."
Cisco Systems

"If we don't focus on the experience dimension of learning, we run the risk of mistaking the publishing of information for learning and training"
Elliott Masie

In education the Use it or lose it rule may mean If you don't use tech for learning , you may lose relevance. An educator must be relevant.

Teachers need to exist in the spaces the students exist, understand their culture. You have no credibility if you are not where they are.

"Because the generation of students that I am teaching is an instant pudding, drive-through, microwave, download-it-from-the-Internet, media-driven generation, I know that I must be innovative to keep their interest and to inspire in them a creative curiosity."
Doug Martin

Do I create lifelong learners.

Am I preparing students for my age or theirs?

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