The Five W’s And Sometimes How

The Funicular in Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. (Otherwise an uphill climb to get to the temple. Prophetic, no? Our uphill battle.)

WHO would embrace a program, an idea, a curriculum full throttle and then say WHOA? WHAT happens when you embrace a program, an idea, a curriculum full throttle and then say WHOA? WHEN do you embrace a program, an idea, a curriculum full throttle and then say WHOA? WHERE would you embrace a program, an idea, a curriculum full throttle and then say WHOA? WHY would you embrace a program, an idea, a curriculum full throttle and then say WHOA?

HOW does this happen that we embrace a program, an idea, a curriculum full throttle before we consider the Five W’s and say WHOA? Before us, sit our students, looking wide-eyed, wondering what is wanted or needed from them? Do we know them? Do we know who they are in and out of school? Do we know their strengths, their challenges, their uncertainty, their interests and their passions? Or does our school culture usurp what we know we want to know? Is it now that we say enough is enough? Whoa, slow down, hold your horses.

It’s never to late to make the change, the leap of faith, that we do make a difference. “Hello, my name is Faige and I am so happy to meet you.”

A short reflection after reading so much about testing; the pressure on our students and on teachers. How have these pressures influenced what you do in your classrooms?

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s