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With any discussion about change, there are always barriers and road blocks that become the focus our our attention. Here is the sandbox for posting what roadblocks you see in place that prevent any change from happening to our education system.
A major road block that I see is no collaboration. One being not having enough time another one is some do not like to collaborate. Collaboration is a must in order for all teachers to be on the same page about the students.
A barrier that I see is when we teach to the high end students and the low end students and forget about the major chunk of students who are in the middle. We don’t want to hurt feelings about putting students in lower end levels…but if that is where they are at then that is where they should be. We need to meet the education needs of all students.
I like Maria's quotes so I'm keeping pace!
"Show me the Money!!" Jerry Maguire
With change always comes the inevitable what's it going to cost, and with todays economy who is willing to make the changes needed. Sure there is a lot of things that can be done to improve without spending but we miss them because we concentrate on the BIG change rather than the small.
Change for the educational world? Not happening anytime soon.
Change for our school? Could happen IF 1) everyone agrees we need change 2) all are open to change 3) willingness to concede certain expectations 4) no "told ya so" attitude since everything will be trial and error 5) realistic expectations (there are more but that is best I could do for now)