Summary from the introduction of Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth:
So much in education remains static, but we have the power not only to reimagine school for our students, but also live out those dreams for what education could be. In chapter four, we will spend some time considering what we really want our work to be about and craft a plan to move toward that goal.
- “Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words” by Starr Sackstein
- “What Success (and Learning) Rreally Look Like” by George Couros
- EdCamp Foundation site
Questions for reflection:
What would you love to change about your classroom? Your school? Your professional life?
What do you want students to know that is not in your content standards? List a few ideas for making that a reality. List a few people who would be great at helping you out with this.
Revisit your reflections on “Teaching Expectations” and “Hook Your Students.” What do you want to reimagine?