I feel REALLY strongly about this. Every time I see some bogus policy that clearly didn’t even talk to educators/teachers doing this work my blood boils a bit!
Teachers should have lots and lots of seats at these decision-making tables.
As the pandemic hit, society finally realized just how much education is the backbone of making this thing run. Educators finally thought, yes—change.
AND here we are.
Maybe we can’t change this whole broken system overnight, but we can make little changes that can create big impact over time.
There are ways to do it:
– Create a culture of listening & communication
– Co-create the mission, vision, goals collaboratively
– Bring teachers in on decision-making for the school
– Give them voice
– Build leaders within your building
Do the same for students in your classrooms. 🤪
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” -Mother Teresa