Iâ€™ve nodded sagely as people discussed whether students should help create their own assessment rubric. Of course they should. Why doesnâ€™t everyone do this, I wondered? It just never occurred to me to do it in MY classroom. It wasnâ€™t that I didnâ€™t think my students could do it. I somehow didnâ€™t get my thinking from the â€œshouldâ€ to the â€œIâ€™m doing it.” Until this week.
“If we give teachers the responsibility, the time and most importantly the autonomy to design, implement, evaluate, tweak and improve their pedagogy and curriculum, that is when we will really see innovation happen,” says 30-year veteran and Web 2.0 leader Brian Crosby. “Teachers won’t long put up with colleagues who are not pulling their weight. And others will blossom when given quality, ongoing training and support in what they do.”