In a world where knowledge is scarce (and I know I’m using that phrase an awful lot these days), I can see why we needed teachers to be, well, teachers. But here’s what I’m wondering: in a world where knowledge is abundant, is that still the case? In a world where, if we have access, we can find what we need to know, doesn’t a teacher’s role fundamentally change? Isn’t it more important that the adults we put into the rooms with our kids be learners first? Real, continual learners? Real models for the practice of learning? People who make learning transparent and really become a part of the community?We've always talked a lot as teachers about being positive role models for our students, but that's usually in relation to our behavior in a public setting. While that's certainly important, I think there is more important modeling we can do. So, my question to you cohorts 1 and 2 is:
How will you model learning for your students this week?