I feel a little behind the times, but better late than never, I guess. I just discovered this blog post from a site that already sets me aflutter whenever I go there.
But, to add to the complexity of this original post from 2009, the author, Shelly Blake-Plock (@blakeplock), has written about his revisiting the aforementioned post. And that re-visit is powerful in and of itself:
Here’s a quotation from the article:
“We aren’t professionals with clear-cut job descriptions or miniature technocrats micromanaging our classrooms, after all. Our job is to lead young learners to new heights of understanding and achievement.
The future of education isn’t in finding the best way to get all students to pass the same test. It’s in using the connections that technology enables to leverage the social capital of communities and inspire children to dream, innovate and create.”