Woke up to Patrick Higgins in my reader this morning, a School 2.0 proponent whose recent levelheadedness has spared the readers of this blog my School 2.0 sniping for at least a coupla days.
… in all of our post-NECC hysteria and school change exuberance, are we beginning to forget our stakeholders? As I prepare for next school year by looking back at this past one, I can see bits and pieces of this mentality in my actions and interactions with people. “This is where we are going–jump on or you will be irrelevant!”
After reading a ton of blog posts from NECC and EduBloggerCon, I’m starting to wonder if We (Edubloggers) are getting a little egotistical. WE get it, THEY don’t. And if people did things our way, then we’d all be driving flying cars. But WE are a distinct minority.
It doesn’t really concern me if any of their self-doubts are valid. That the question “how are we coming off right now?” has been asked at all brings me relief I can’t describe at 06h23.
Patrick sees this as the movement’s new direction and that makes me pretty excited. I realize that this school change movement entails (naturally) an amount of disgust for where schools are now but that same disgust has been misdirected at a lot of teachers whose only crime has been functioning competently inside the only system they know. *self-pitying whimper* Point is: there’s gonna remain a lot of legroom in the bandwagon until more School 2.0-ists start asking themselves that same question.
- Scott Elias and Todd Seal‘s recent tech manifestos.
- And just for good measure, though of only the barest relation to any of this, Mark Stock’s LeaderTalk post, Everything I Needed To Know About Schools I Learned By Being A Superintendent Of A Few.
- Been a great morning for reading, team. Thanks for that.