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A List of Ten Resources for Literacy Leaders

Changing Roles and Responsibilities

November 10, 2018

This week we focus on the changing roles and responsibilities of educators today.

  1. In this post, I explore the question of whether schools should be responsible for civic responsibility.

  2. My post was in response to an article written by Michael Rebell for Phi Delta Kappan.

  3. A book that came to mind around this topic of civic responsibility is Future Wise: Educating Children for a Changing Future by David N. Perkins. I highly recommend it for book studies around curriculum development.

  4. You can explore the main concept of Perkins’s book, “lifeworthy learning”, in this Educational Leadership article. ($)

  5. Consider exploring the entire Educational Leadership issue, Citizens in the Making, for ideas and resources around developing civic-minded students.

  6. For yesterday’s post, I reflect on my role as an educator while encouraging my son to practice his trumpet (with the help of Bruno Mars and YouTube).

  7. I am currently taking an instructional course through Edgewood College (Madison). The instructors provided a helpful article on how leaders can change their roles and their language so teachers are more receptive to feedback. ($)

  8. Today I purchased a book recommended by the instructors, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life by Marilee Adams. So far, very good.

  9. A must-read around the topic of asking better questions is A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger.

  10. Related, check out the inspiring TED Talk, The Art of Asking, by Amanda Palmer.

A List of Ten Resources for Literacy Leaders