In the July/August edition of Edutopia’s “Sage Advice” section they ask the question: You’re sitting next to U.S. education secretary Margaret Spellings at a dinner party. What do you say to her?
My response – Ms. Spellings in a speech to over 300 educators you said: “We must treat our teachers like the professionals they are.”Â
With that in mind:
Really provide us all the tools we need. Really provide us the infrastructure we need. Really provide us the training we need. Really provide us the time we need for planning and assessment. Really provide us the support services and personnel we need. Then get out of our way.
Any other ideas?