Sunday, May 01, 2011

What Needs to Change

A wide variety of people have asked me recently what needs to change in the district I used to work in.  Although it is one of the most improved school districts in the state, it is notorious for being difficult to work in and having a ridiculously high turnover.  Each time, I think my answer boiled down to two things:

1. Be nicer.

2. Make sense.

These may seem too simplistic, and I think people were expecting more of a sweeping pedagogical approach, but I really think these two things are key.  I'm going to work on some examples for the next couple of posts.

Three years ago: Art Gallery

Five years ago: My Beast Friend
                        Teacher Appreciation Week 
                        Magic Pencils

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