#ASCDL2L is a monthly chat with an ASCD leader and ASCD author. I had the honor to chat with Michael Fisher (@fisher1000) about "The Role of the Modern Educator."
Together, we explored the following questions:
What do teachers need to consider about the world their students live in?
If information is available everywhere now, what is the role of the modern teacher?
How does an “information surplus,” as @dlaufenberg puts it, impact the way we teach in the modern classroom?
Are schools becoming time machines of what has been traditionally valued? Are traditions important in school?
What is the difference between doing and learning? What is the balance of doing vs. learning in schools today?
What implications does modern learning have for what needs to happen in community/school partnerships?
How do we help parents understand modern needs? (Especially if different from the way they were in school)?
What year are you preparing your students for? Pls answer w/ A8
Check out Kevin Scott's (@Edu_Kevin_) Storify for a transcript of the chat.