Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Challenge of Change . . .


I recently had an "ah ha" moment in a meeting as we were debriefing a powerful TED Talk by Diana Laufenberg. There is no doubt that teaching is one of the most challenging professions.  Even over the last 15 years, teaching has become much more demanding of our classroom teachers.  It makes me wonder if we as educators are putting more stress on ourselves because it's easier to do things the way we have always done them verses embracing change!

Our society has changed drastically over the years due to technology and the way that we can readily access information. But . . .  when you think about it, "school" really has not changed much from when our own parents attended.   

Take a minute to watch this TED Talk and think about how can we allow students to fail and empower their voice.



We are fortunate that Diana Laufenberg will be part of this year's Leander ISD Continuous Improvement Conference.  I look forward to learning more from her and seeing you all at our 20th annual conference!  






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