My plan was to write a reflection on this month’s worth of blogs, just to go back and see what it is that I’ve become as a writer.
In taking part in #moedchat tonight (HIGHLY recommended for those of you on the Twitters out there), the night was more an open forum, asking the question: #whatif dealing with school, students, teacher, professional development, or any goofy subject thrown out during the chat! 🙂
So, here are a few of my #whatif statements:
#whatif we were able to play to student passions instead of the standards that need to be met?
#whatif we showed students that a two year degree isn’t a bad thing?
#whatif students came to school to worry about what they were going to do and not worry about who was aiming to bring them down?
#whatif we added real teeth to bullying legislation, showing we DO want a safe environment?
#whatif school was a place where students could learn a trade instead of math algorithms?
#whatif school wasn’t a political tool, but viewed as a place of learning?
#whatif an Edcamp model was able to applied to school?
There were so many more that happened during this chat! I encourage you to check out the hashtag to see what else was asked during this intense, but exciting chat!
And to finish up, what’s your #whatif question you’d have about education?
April 1, 2016 at 5:26 am
Hmm, I like your what ifs. I always wonder what if school really were more student centered. What if there were no grades? What if schools all had the same amount of money per pupil? So many more what ifs are running through my mind. Congratulations on completing your month of challenge. I hope you will continue slicing on Tuesdays!
April 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm
🙂 Thank you! I love your what ifs!
April 1, 2016 at 10:52 am
What if we really had time to read (not teach reading, but read) and write at school/
April 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm
Those are awesome what ifs!! 🙂
April 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm
Oooh! Oooh! I like this! What if play was viewed as necessary? What if ministry was part of education? (I know…I know..) What if teachers could have some office hours some how and not impact learning too much? There are so many of these! I could do this for a long time. Thanks for sharing the format!
April 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm
Great what ifs, Kendra! 🙂
April 3, 2016 at 9:07 pm
My favorites: edcamp, skilled trades, and two year degrees. All things I’ve been thinking and talking about this year. Thanks for sharing!