Thinking about learning communities… How do we build them? How do we sustain them? How do we help them grow? How do we build learning communities where every learner is recognized as a student and as a teacher?
In how many districts, schools, and classrooms is the dynamic setup as shown in the image to the right? Is there a complete dividing line between faculty and students?
Do the humans who wear the labels of faculty member or student ever cross the border to become the other?¹ Do teachers and students swap roles at least once?… every once in a while?… often?
Is is possible to facilitate learning episodes where we operate as co-learners? If we need a method or argument, let’s ask what if we tried “the Google Way” as a start?
What if we blur the line between faculty and student to move closer to becoming co-learners?