Tuesday, March 27, 2007

How my achievements mock me!

How my achievements mock me!

William Shakespeare
, Troilus and Cressida, Act IV Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)

I came across this quote going through my Google Reader and it got me thinking a bit, as all good quotes should. With all this talk of getting more educators to buy into the whole Web 2.0 thing and have more educators believe that the time has come to rethink the way in which we educate our young I can't help but to look at this quote and feel mocked. I am an advocate for the shift and I know that whether or not I believe in the the ways in which our students' needs are changing, they are changing. The mocking I feel though is not so much from the achievements, but from the sheer multitude of them almost at once.

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three

decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Thomas Sowell, Is Reality Optional?, 1993

(1930 - )

Not to use too many of these, but it has all been said before. The mocking of which I speak comes from the resistance, The resistance to the movement if you will. The people we debate with every day that see it as a phase. This too shall pass.

I have been having a hard time getting people to use the blog I have set up for professional development purposes. A few have signed on, but seem reluctant to post comments and really get involved in the discussions. I would love to get the wiki I created for the same purpose up and running, but sometimes it feels as if I am in the blogosphere all alone.

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snbeach said...

You are certainly not alone. I am snbeach on Skype. Want to set a time we can chat and brainstorm ideas for more teacher involvement?

"None of us are as good as all of us."

21st Century Collaborative

B.Davis said...

thanks glad to know that- I am bradmdav1973 on Skype- a couple of my teachers have started using the blog I set up for the Wellness Council I chair www.spartamiddleschoolwell.blogspot.com. The Language Arts department blog that is set up for invite only so teachers can speak freely, is moving a bit slower. We will keep fighting the good fight though.