I couldn’t resist passing this post along to you all. And I wanted to highlight the last comment here:
Teachers are learners. If they’re not, they shouldn’t be teachers. In a world where we can engage in our passions through the affordances of connective technologies online, we need to be thinking about how to personalize the learning of the adults in the room as well as the kids. This is not the easy route, by any stretch, but it’s the best route if we’re serious about moving the education of our kids to a different place.
I think this ties even more into what I was referring to earlier. As teachers, we must always keep learning, too. After all, if I’m stressing to my kids the importance of life long learning, how does that look if I’m not actively learning alongside my students? Glad I’m not the only one out there that thinks if teachers aren’t learning, then “they shouldn’t be teachers.”