Added by Andrew on December 20, 2007 at 9:48am — No Comments
I believe that fear of the Internet by parents, administrators and school boards is blocking the opportunity for real learning to take place in schools. Most school districts have Internet use policies in place.
These policies, however, are restrictive and punitive. Very few
Internet policies in school districts encourage the use of the Internet
as a learning tool in the classroom.…
Seth Godin writes about the ubiquitous practice by businesses of sending their customers away without solving their problems. Somewhere along the line,
businesses bought into the notion that if you ‘appear to be listening’
that’s all people want anyway.
It is, of course, maddening if you are on the receiving end of this “service”. I have experienced it. Worse than this, though, is when it…Continue
Most educational leaders are drowning. They are drowning in data. They are drowning in competing interests. They are drowning in personnel problems, parent problems, student problems. Consequently,
they are also drowning in self doubt.
Unless, they have a clear philosophy that grounds ALL of their choices, responses and actions. Without a detailed “desired outcome” for their school/district, decisions are not decisions. Decisions are
reactions; reactions to…