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Through the Education Lens

Teachers Can't Do It Alone

CJ Westerberg, August 25, 2010 11:46 AM

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Who Will Teach Our Children?

A powerful  3 minute video presentation about the teaching profession - the churn, the upcoming demand, and most glaringly, the lack of collaboration - that really hits a chord.   According to this video, over half of our teachers quit in less than five years.  Over half would stay if they had more opportunities to collaborate with other teachers.  Seventy-five percent of teachers want more opportunities for teamwork and collaboration.

Collaboration isn't just with other teachers. . .    

Video also addresses a subject dear to our hearts - baby- boomers, as a demographic segment 78 million strong and their desire to volunteer in schools.   From this poll, a full fifty-five percent want to "give back" by working with schools and other youth-oriented venues.  "Will our schools welcome them?"  is the big question looming in the video.  We wonder why this vast segment isn't being tapped in school and the community at large.  Do schools not want "outsider" involvement?  Are schools ill-equipped to handle out-of-the-box thinking and doing?  Why is there often such a disconnect between schools and community - especially with those with children no longer in the school system?  How can we change this? 

The first three minutes of the video are key (continues on re: W. Va. specifics).
For a related story from The Daily Riff:  "Teachers Walking The Talk"


This video was developed by Learning Teams.
H/T to a Lucy Gray and an Elemenous tweet via Wired Parent - another great find.

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