Changing Roles and Responsibilities


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.