When I got my first teaching job, I was so excited. I was just a reading interventionist for kindergarten, but to me it was just as good as a teaching job. Why? Because I would be there to help students learn. That was why I went to school for 5 years to be a teacher. But after my first day of touring the school and meeting the principal, my attitude changed.
That first day I was sharing my excitement for finding new ideas for the kids and the response I got back was, “We already have ideas. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.”
2. What are your connections to the “School vs Learning image? What would you add or modify?
I'm going to take that question in a little bit different direction. But I've been pondering the School vs Learning image since I saw it last Friday. Actually, I have been mulling over the whole chapter - engage vs. empower.