8 things we can't accept in education

We can’t accept what’s been done in the past as the only way to do things in the future. Obviously changing just for the sake of changing is not appropriate, but we can’t ignore the changes that are happening all around us, and as such there must be corresponding changes in education. 

We can’t accept not teaching the ‘whole’ child. More and more frequently our students are entering our schools with needs that extend far beyond just ‘learning.’ In order for education to be successful, we can’t ignore the external factors that play a critical role in what we do in education.

We can’t accept working in isolation and working in silos. The world is rich with opportunities for collaboration and there is no possible way to argue that we aren’t stronger as a team and stronger working together.

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We can’t accept that our content is more important than the relationships we establish with our students. It is with almost absolute certainty that students won’t care about your content if they don’t care about you. Develop strong relationships to truly bring your content to life for your students.

We can’t accept and continue to allow educators to believe that integrating technology into instruction is optional. As individuals, we can choose to ignore the influence of technology in society, but as educators we are robbing our students of experiences they will need to be successful.

We can’t accept and continue to think that learning is limited to what happens within the four walls of a classroom. Learning can’t be contained and learning can’t be defined by man-made structures. Learning is everywhere and learning is all around us… education needs to acknowledge it.

We can’t accept and continue to believe buy cialis proffessional online we have an cheap viagra professional achievement gap. In reality, we are facing an ‘opportunity gap’ that continues to divide the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ between equitable and equal access to educational materials and resources.

We can’t accept and can’t allow ourselves not to be purchase propecia held accountable. We as the educators are responsible for what happens in our schools, and it’s that responsibility that makes working in education awesome.

 

Originally posted at Life of an Educator: Follow Dr. Tarte on Twitter @justintarte

 

 

16 Comments

  1. […] We can't accept what's been done in the past as the only way to do things in the future. Obviously changing just for the sake of changing is not appropriate, but we can't ignore the changes that ar…  […]

    October 27, 2013
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    October 28, 2013
  3. Bonnie said:

    Well said…I agree with everything you sia d in this post and plan to share it with my teachers. It speasks wonderfully to the initiatives we are working on and will continue to work on for a while. Thank you!

    October 28, 2013
  4. […] We can’t accept what’s been done in the past as the only way to do things in the future. Obviously changing just for the sake of changing is not appropriate, but we can’t ignore the changes that are happening all around us.  […]

    October 28, 2013
  5. […] We can’t accept and continue to allow educators to believe that integrating technology into instruction is optional. As individuals, we can choose to ignore the influence of technology in society, but as educators we are robbing our students of experiences they will need to be successful.  […]

    October 28, 2013
  6. […] We can’t accept what’s been done in the past as the only way to do things in the future. Obviously changing just for the sake of changing is not appropriate, but we can’t ignore the changes that are happening all around us.  […]

    October 29, 2013
  7. Sue Wilson said:

    The option to integrate technology- surprised this is still challenging modern educationalist or facilitators of learning. For me these tools- and that is what they are – are already an integral part of our world and daily life- so why wouldn’t I transition how they meet my needs to the classroom and allow others to ‘use’ these tools in way that would enhance their learning journey? A no-brainer really I would have thought.

    October 30, 2013
  8. […] We can’t accept what’s been done in the past as the only way to do things in the future. Obviously changing just for the sake of changing is not appropriate, but we can’t ignore the changes that are happening all around us.  […]

    October 31, 2013
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    November 7, 2013
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    November 7, 2013
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    November 21, 2013
  12. Wow nice post.
    Education is no longer considered a privilege.
    Thank you for shearing…….

    November 28, 2013
  13. Anne Fox said:

    Your last two points have been hacked it seems.

    January 7, 2014
  14. Teresa Almeida d'Eca said:

    I’m seconding Anne’s comment above. Points 7 & 8 have been hacked. There was no such content when I retweeted this article sometime ago. Hope you’ll do something about it.

    May 8, 2014

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