This week we focus on the changing roles and responsibilities of educators today.
In this post, I explore the question of whether schools should be responsible for civic responsibility.
My post was in response to an article written by Michael Rebell for Phi Delta Kappan.
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.
Consider exploring the entire Educational Leadership issue, Citizens in the Making, for ideas and resources around developing civic-minded students.
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).
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. ($)
Today I purchased a book recommended by the instructors, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life by Marilee Adams. So far, very good.
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.
Related, check out the inspiring TED Talk, The Art of Asking, by Amanda Palmer.