CHANGEd: What if we teachers had to enroll in our own classes…and at least one more? 60-60-60 #59

I’ve written before about teachers and students swapping roles, and so has my amazing 60-60-60 mirror, @mmhoward. But what if we teachers simply had to enroll in our own classes?

Would we ourselves enjoy the structure we employ, the instructional practice, the methodology, the routines and the repetitions? Do we really think that all of the students in our classes learn just like we did…like we do?

What if we also had to enroll in at least one more class – a class that is completely and utterly different than the one we teach? In that place of uncomfortableness, wouldn’t we learn how to reach more of our students…the ones who don’t think and learn just like we do?

Don’t we owe it to our young learners to put ourselves in our own classes, as well as in at least one more that stretches and perplexes us?

CHANGEd: What if…60-60-60 Project Explained

[This post was originally published on It’s About Learning on May 6, 2012.]

About boadams1

Learner. Husband. Dad. Chief Learning and Innovation Officer at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, GA. Have worked in transformation design, educational innovation, and school leadership for 20+ years.
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One Response to CHANGEd: What if we teachers had to enroll in our own classes…and at least one more? 60-60-60 #59

  1. lrenshaw11 says:

    Just come across your Changed project and I’m enjoying dipping in and out of your posts. Some great thoughts and challenges. LIke the idea of putting yourself in your own class as it might be a good strategy to guide those teachers who are teacher – centred in their delivery. If only they could sit in the class and actually hear they are talking at least 90% of the classtime ! We might just start a revolution….. bring it on! Love your blog 🙂

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