Aren’t We Done with Waiting?
There’s been a lot of discussion going on about education lately. I think discussing education can be wonderful if we discuss ways to improve it. I’m convinced that bashing and negativity are not the way to solve things. We must encourage a positive discussion, collaboration and sharing if we want things to be different. This negative approach just leads to nowhere. So why waste our energy going on and on about things that don’t work? Why waste our precious time on negativity and criticism that only lead to hate and resentment?
The world has changed, therefore education has changed too. Many countries are having serious problems in their education system; this is not new, it has been going on for quite a while now. We must realize that this negative attitude will only lead us to keep waiting and waiting… We don’t need Superman, Superman isn’t even real… Aren’t you fed up with waiting?
I’m no educational expert. I’m just a teacher. However just by being a teacher I can do wonders. I get to touch kids’ hearts, I get to make a difference for them and help them flourish just by loving and reaching out for them. Isn’t it powerful what teachers can do?
I strongly believe reform begins in the classroom. So, why wait for others to change or decide things, if we, educators, can start making a difference.
In my opinion what we must do is work hard to build positive learning environments for our students. We must do our best to connect with our students, get to know them and understand them, and of course, not only must we trust them, but we must also let them know we do!
Let’s invite parents too. So essential are parents in their kids’ learning process. Working with them will help us build a community which will even lead to a greater learning environment.
We also need to create meaningful learning opportunities for our students. This is the best way to foster the love for learning. We need to expand our classroom walls and connect with the world. Bringing the world into our classroom will give us the chance to collaborate, share and learn with and from other classrooms from all over the world. This is the journey we should embrace if we want our students to be able to succeed and become leaders in today’s world.
Reform can start with just one teacher doing the right thing… So, are you doing all this already? Start sharing! Tell everyone what you are doing and what works in your classroom… Other teachers, who aren’t aware, might hear your story and follow your example.
Let’s start sharing our stories and collaborating with other teachers. Good teaching can be contagious if we share our successes. So, let’s make it happen! Let’s spread the word. I’m done with waiting… aren’t you too? Let educational reform begin!