I said in a recent Teacher’s Discovery webinar – just yesterday actually – that we need to finally grow up in our profession. We need to become big girls and boys now that COVID has opened up a new and exciting highway for us to align more and more with the research.
We need to develop new and exciting cars (curriculums) that can take us down the new road in a way that reflects how wide the road is now and how easily it can accommodate the fast CI cars of the post-COVID future. Yes, they are electric in the sense that we don’t need to plan (fill the tank with gas) ever when we teach our language online.
Now that COVID is here, we have to stop being so obsequious with our building and district administrators, who for decades have controlled us and everything, defining and developing, via their useless one-size-fits-all models, WL curriculums that do not align with the standards and the research, but rather in terms of the textbook. WTF?
Yes, they have.
We must stop being sycophants and boldly point to the research and – finally now – take back our profession. Hospital admins don’t tell surgeons how to practice their craft. Why does it happen in our field? WTF?