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The Future of Education Comes Down to This

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As politicians, parents, and business executives fight over the future of education – I ask educators to remember who we serve. In order to ensure that all of our schools are able to provide a quality education, we must do what is best for students and not what is most convenient for adults. tlb

 

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About principalaim

Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

8 comments on “The Future of Education Comes Down to This

  1. kedavis99
    July 15, 2014

    I love that you posted this. I was just thinking the other day while planning that what I was planning is going to take a large amount of time for me and groaned for a minute but I know it will be better for my students in the long run so the time really is well spent!

    • principalaim
      July 15, 2014

      Thanks for all of your support, kedavis99! Planning for each lesson and activity does take up a great deal of time but as you said it pays off in the long run. tlb

  2. kedavis99
    July 15, 2014

    Reblogged this on One Educator's Life and commented:
    This should always be the key for those in education!

    • principalaim
      July 15, 2014

      Thank you so much for sharing content from principalaim to One Educator’s Life. tlb

  3. Patricia Dorsey
    July 15, 2014

    Reblogged this on How can I control my class? and commented:
    Do Our Personal Preferences Influence What We Teach? Here’s one point of view that should always be at the top of the list.

    • principalaim
      July 15, 2014

      Thank you for sharing this essential question on your blog. I appreciate the support!

  4. Patricia Dorsey
    July 15, 2014

    I just reblogged this myself. Of course, our social standards influence a lot of what we teach. Thank you for stating the obvious. If I ever had to present a concept about our culture, for instance, i always stated at the beginning of our discussion, that there are many beliefs in this area. It usually opened up a lot of discussion and allowed my students to have personal opinions. They were in the 8-10 year age range, but were beginning to form their own opinions. Cigarette smoking, as an example, opened up a Pandora’s box. I was presenting “the obvious” but many of my students had parents who still smoked. They were very uncomfortable but our state curriculum required me to teach about smoking.

    • principalaim
      July 15, 2014

      I worry that its obvious to educators and not to others, which (I believe) is making our work harder. tlb

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