This morning at the intersection of Pinterest, Infographics, and EdTech I had a moment with an infographic I know I have smiled at before. Check me here, but do you note the assuming arrows also?
I think education is highly susceptible to the kind of approval-inbreeding that might account for our snail’s pace to grow with the world instead of against it. I think we are quick to agree out loud and wonder to ourselves later, I think we need to ask the questions that the rest of the world asks about us… like what the heck happens behind these arrows?!?
Do you have a game-show announcers voice, now’s the time to try it out: Are you being asked to do more as a teacher? Deadlines got you down? Well, if you would just switch to Personalized Learning you wouldn’t be such a worn out dud of a teacher.
Really?!? That is our answer to more demands on teachers? Asking them – with little actual guidance on how – to switch to Personalized Learning?
And haven’t teachers personalized learning before, by hand? You should come at us with more than the phrase, “tech-rich” and promises of “sustained higher pay” or “better student data” because unless there is a proven road map you are just perpetuating the same type of mealy-mouthed propaganda which those outside of education will just turn around and use against us.
I love a good infographic, but keep the stuff that just costs education in the long run, will you?