Posted by admin | Posted in Blogs, education reform, inspiration, professional development | Posted on 14-07-2010
Recently I have been talking to the head of a new school that is opening up in town. The conversation has been rich, and challenging, and inspiring. Sometimes we can get stuck in a rut, talking only with people who agree with us and share our same ideals about education. As a result of these conversations, I have found myself re-evaluating my beliefs about education, the place that technology has, and what it means to teach the whole child. These are all good things, it is good to engage in discourse with people who don’t agree with you. It makes us stronger, as iron sharpens iron. I posted these conversations on my other blog, Dreams of Education. The first conversation is a result of our initial meeting, where I learned that this school did not plan on using technology in the classroom and even viewed it as a detriment to education. It is my email response to the conversation. The second post is the follow-up email that I received along with my response. They are long posts but I encourage you to read them. It is good to see things from another perspective. How would you have responded to a non-tech education?