Unfortunately, this compliance trend has affected principals, teachers, and ultimately students in their capacity to lead and to learn. It is great for me as a teacher when my class sits in complete silence while working through some math questions or a language activity because I explicitly established that expectation in the early weeks of the new school year. Even more troubling, is that I often fail to catch myself when I think that a quiet the real meaning of compliance in the teacher setting, I guess is the way that learning ought to be done every day. You know, no communication, every individual for themselves.
But real learning cannot happen like this every day of the week.
Never Smile Until Christmas
Real learning is about banter, spontaneity, challenges and challenging. And yes, real learning even involves breaks that take us back to the reality of acknowledging that we are all tangled in trying to help each other find our best selves. Not smiling sends the opposite message to your students. Real learning ultimately requires inquisitively challenging the norms.
- Should You Really Not Smile Until Christmas??
- Should You Really Not Smile Until Christmas?.
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