Sunday, February 9, 2014

Future-cating or past-ucating...

Think about everything that happens in our schools… if it’s not absolutely necessary to help prepare kids for their future, then it should be eliminated. Simple as that.

That full plate we so often hear of can be greatly reduced when following this simple piece of advice.
Think about that next conversation you have with a colleague who is asking if they can/should do something in their classroom. Imagine if your response is as simple as, ‘if it’s going to help prepare your students for their future, then go for it, if not, then ditch it and do something that will.’

When you hear someone say they don’t have time to try that new idea or approach because they have to cover ‘x,y,z,’ simply respond with, what is more critical or necessary for preparing your students for their future? If it’s not ‘x,y,z,’ then clear your plate and try that new idea or approach.

No more excuses of ‘I have to do this or I have to do that.’ Keep it simple… do what is necessary for our students’ future and their future success.

I was inspired to write this post after attending #edcampstl and after reading this great post by Marc Prensky.