Less submissiveness. More voice.
As a teacher, would you prefer to work in an environment where [your] principal (who is [your] boss) wants feedback on the things that are happening in the school and actively listens? This doesn’t mean [she] always agree[s], but that you know [she] genuinely takes feedback in the workplace and figures out a way to implement some suggestions.
Or would you simply want to do what you were told, because that’s what you should do?
And in a comment to George’s post, Jim Cordery says:
We want people to act/think outside of the box, until those students end up sitting in our rooms. Then, the questioning of things is seen as defiance.
We need less submissiveness. We need more questions. We need more voice. From students. From educators. From citizens. From you.
I’m ready to kick my blog up a notch or two this year. Consider yourself forewarned…