I think the same is true of technology in education. The role that technology will play, even though it seems to be coming to us so slowly as compared to what's happening in politics, will change our lives... forever. So... in order for teachers to see through the fog to this new uncharted path, I think they will have to have courage. They will have to be BOLD. They will have to be brave. That's at the center of what I believe it will take to make a difference with this generation of children. We have to stop floundering around in the past and open our eyes to the future. Wow - it takes a whole lot of courage to stop and get out of your car and really imagine a path in the landscape without a map to guide you. It also takes a mountain of courage to realize that as long as we continue along the same path, we can't expect to make the kind of difference that will improve things for the next generation - changes that will close the achievement gap and prepare our young learners with 21st century skills. For some of us, the risk-takers, it's okay to walk an uncharted path. But for far too many of us, it's simply unfathomable.
|Are we out of the box thinkers?|