First, I stumbled upon this quote yesterday from Jack Welsh, former CEO of General Electric. I thought it highly relevant to the state of education in the US and internationally today. Hopefully it will give you something to think about over the weekend. it goes like this,
"When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight."
What does this say for education? For all the conversations, recommendations, proposals, and dialogue I see going on in the blogosphere I still see things going on in the "business as usual" vein where I work. I still see the vast, vast majority of school doing things more or less the same way they did things 10 years ago. So, why is change in education so difficult to initiate? Will we ever catch up? Will politicians and school boards ever get with it and make the decisions and calls that need to be made?
Secondly, I received this as a subscription to Jamie McKenzie's site. It is an article about teaching visual literacy in the digital age which certainly needs to part of our 21 century curriculum in our classes. It is worth reading and equally disturbing to think about how easily or perceptions can be distorted and manipulated in this digital age. Please read it HERE.
Have a good weekend...Paz.