What if we narrow the space between them and us? Let’s strive to become thus – the intersection between them and us. How often do we point out our differences when we should be pointing out our connections?
vs.and Student, etc.
I believe we have more commonalities than differences.
Imagine what it might be like to be thus,
to dwell in the intersection…
It has me wondering what actions we might take to move closer to being thus.
- Could we consider co-teaching a new course that may be out of our area of comfort and expertise?
- Could we provide a course where student-learners and teacher-learners co-create projects and problems through which learning occurs?
- Could we dare build committees and task forces that have faculty and administrators working together on equal ground?
- Could we team with teachers of another grade or discipline to create common lessons that integrate our curricula to address high-level essential learnings?
If we want integrated studies with more learning-centered classrooms, what is the next step? If it is about learning rather than teaching, how do we learn? What actions do we take? How do we become…
Thus – Strive to be one was originally posted on November 19, 2012.