Tag: #PivotTheModel

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What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind

Here at Never Summer, we have been working hard on a wide range of projects since edOS in June. We have been absent from the blog šŸ˜¦

edos-06-04-61Truly… we were stunned by the huge quantity of amazing work resultingĀ from the energy all educators brought to the table that day. We should have shared it all with you before now. Sorry. We just weren’t sureĀ what to do with everything we learned. We didn’t truly understand what we held in our hands. But we get it now. And we’re ready to move forward with a few insights and hope you will chime in and add to the deep conversation.

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HMW Rewrite the Code for Teachers?

1st Year Teacher

I have been educating young people for more than 25 years, so I am not a first-year teacher. But this is my first year in a public school classroom… or at least an academic core subject classroom. I was prepared for the gifts and the antics of adolescents, although there have been a number of surprises.

I was not prepared for the high-pressure demands on teachers both from within the educational system and with-out. Every new career calls all previous learning and experience into play, so I knew what was coming. The stress in teaching has just come from so many unexpected angles and places that I leave school each day exhausted. I have yet to feel that exhilarating moment when a student gets it like so many teachers describe. Sometimes I wonder… what’s wrong with me?