Thursday, September 20, 2012
A teacher's lament . . .
I don't know how I found this viewpoint on SchoolBook by Arthur Goldstein, a New York City Public school teacher, but I'm glad that I did. I believe that his words will resonate with many teachers across the country and probably in our own school system. His reality and the mental models that come through his description of the Thing describe why some teachers respond to change with a negative mental model.
I would like to think that the learning experiences we create for teachers are different and that our focus over time on Classroom 10 would demonstrate commitment and opportunity for personal growth. My conversations with administrators and teachers, however, would suggest that there are those that share Goldstein's mental models. So, if you want to read about the Thing you can find it here. Let me know what you think.
Posted by Seeking Shared Learning at 8:08 PM