I believed that being new meant I had to follow someone elseâ€™s advice for the first six weeks of school, or I would be doomed. Now I know that students mostly know how to do school, and we must respect their intelligence as we build community with them.
Marsha Ratzel says her book Teaching in High Gear is about building “an updated version of my teacher self” to be responsive to 21st century student needs. We ask her 5 questions about the book and her journey to make her teaching practice “student driven” and “inquiry based.”
Powerful Learning Practice is passionate about transforming education in the 21st century. We believe in helping educators create a strong network (PLN) where their voice and ideas can be shared. This is part one of our new blog series on how to grow your PLN with Twitter.