21st Century Vision

21st Century Vision

Pause… for a roundup for #zerotohero: Day 23

Education rethinking is the vision I have and the blogs I follow.

One of the most important one is the work of Jackie Gerstein. She specializes in what works and what could be better for education. This one is important:

Vision for the Future: The Other 21st Century Skills

 

Teachers are beginning to speak up about the attacks on their professionalism. Every day teachers are vilified by people who have no clue what it means to be in a classroom filled with amazing, yet individual personalities and talents.  Here’s one at Chalk Face:

On Teaching: An Open Letter to Marc Tucker

And, of course, Diane Ravitch’s blog, where she attempts to show the truth to politicians who are heading our education system completely in the wrong direction. The problem is, no one is listening. But someone listened in New Jersey:

Diane Ravitch

 

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Parents need to get involved — to see how much their teachers care about their kids, and to support the work they doing. Our children are our future, and they are not test scores. They have personalities and talents that should be developed. If parents begin to speak up, we’d stop the madness of testing — or of privatizing schools.  I believe that’s what happened in New Jersey. 

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