If you took a picture of many classrooms today, it would look very similar in setup to that of a classroom found in 1950. In fact, it would look like a classroom found during the early 1900’s. There is so much good that happens in classrooms, but there is still much to improve. A classroom in 2018 has to prepare students for what is next, not what has already happened.
Today’s students are the most inquisitive group of students to ever enter the public education system. They are smart. They are inquisitive. They want to know why things are. They have an access and an understanding of a technology that was never present in any previous generation. And, most importantly, they refuse to simply accept things as they are.
We, as educators, have to have the same mindset; we cannot accept things as they are.
It is our obligation as educators to take the good in education and make it great. More importantly, it is our job as educators to reform the industry for a generation of kids who are preparing for jobs that most likely don’t exist right now.
We believe that this can and will happen. It’s already starting. There are more and more educators who are evolving because that’s what’s best for kids. Every education decision should yield a yes to this question:
Is it good for kids?
The Teacher and The Admin site was founded in December 2017 to help give a voice in the effort to make schools the best place for kids to grow into happy, healthy, and prepared people who will be confident enough to pursue their passions in life. With a combined experience of over 45 years in the field of education, we feel that we have the experience to share our views, share our experiences, offer suggestions, and to always fight for kids.
We also know that we don’t have all the answers. But, we will never stop asking the questions.
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