Ask the educators what they recommend be done to make these transformations & improvements.
Tell us about your idea
Use a crowdsourcing program like the one created by Crowdicity (now part of Medalia) to ask the educators - all those in the field & trenches - what they think/recommend can be done to transform & improve education so it works for ALL students. Educators are tired of hearing from "experts" (even those in their field, who have never taught before, but joined a policy organization, non-profit, etc), government leaders who have no experience teaching, policy wonks, etc. As so many parents are admitting now TEACHING IS A HARD JOB & TEACHERS SHOULD GET PAID MUCH MORE! That's a recognition for all the things we do, everyday. So much of great teaching is relational and emotional, along w/ academic know-how and creativity. Ask us how we blend that together to create awesome curricula, while managing a classroom of 25+ kids effectively, navigate all the "demands" from admins, parents & schools. We'll share the insider tips, tidbits, and suggestions that come from being on the front lines, and what we think would make our jobs easier and more effective for everyone involved!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
Been a teacher, teacher of teachers, consultant to schools, tutor, learning specialist....for the past 35 years. Love and treasure the innate curiosity of individuals, and whatever I'm doing as an educator I tap into that, and provide the scaffolding to help that innate desire and ability grow and flourish. I use a wide array of materials, technology, stories, imagery, etc to pull out &/or convey complex ideas, so students can understand the material, and then do something effective with it.