Teaching is a difficult job. Anybody that tells you otherwise has clearly never had the privilege of working in education. The changing landscape of accountability through standardized testing, unfortunately, has made education and teachers the butt of many jokes and the focal point of politicians looking to make their mark.
In this time of uncertainty it is important for teachers to be actively involved in their own professional development. Fortunately, there is an enormous amount of material available. The most common complaints that I hear about PD are that it is unfocused and time-consuming. The task of finding worthwhile articles to read is daunting, especially in light of all of the other responsibilities that teachers have on their plates.
My goal with this post, and future entries, is to weed out whats available and find resources that will develop and stimulate conversation. For that to work, however, I need feedback. My intention is to keep my posts short and to the point to maximize the amount of time available for learning. Future posts will take the following format:
- Introduction of the resource
- Resource link
- Summary/conversation questions
With that being said, let me get to it…
The link below is to a 5-minute YouTube video about the impact of technology in our society and the way that it has accelerated the development of our species.
What are your initial impressions?
What does this mean for education?