What does it mean to have a professional learning environment? What does it mean to be a producer of information versus a consumer of information?Take a look at the 57 comments (as of this writing). Some are well written, some are not, but keep in mind that these are freshmen who were commenting from home on the night of their first day of high school. The comments are very interesting to read. I liked this one from Adriana:
Producers and consumers need to communicate both ways to be productive. A classroom should work the same way. A good teacher does not only give information to students, but listens to their reactions. A good student has to do more than listen. He or she has to play an active roll in their education. No environment can function smoothly and efficiently when some people are participating solely as consumers or producers.