What is the purpose of school?
It doesn’t matter if it is Elementary, Middle School / Jr. High, or High School. The purpose of school is for the students to learn. It’s our job as educators to teach them so they can learn. It’s that simple!
As teachers, we already know everything, right? We know everything there is to know and we can teach it to every student that walks through our doors, right? And we know the best way to teach it to them so they can learn it, right?
Really! (Can you detect a little sarcasm here?)
So what do teachers do to learn? This is a good question … a question that doesn’t have just one answer because all teachers learn differently, just like their students. There is not a right way or a wrong way. What’s important is that you have to learn. If you don’t, your students will suffer. And that is unacceptable!
Your students depend on you for help. Your students depend on you to learn so they can learn!
Here’s the challenge: get connected, reflect, explore, read, watch, listen, model, collaborate, search, take notes, blog, lurk, discuss, encourage, share, and …………… grow!