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Teacher as Transformer

On Friday February 11, 2011, I will be presenting at the North Central Teacher’s Convention. The topic will be Teacher as Transformer. I believe we, as educators have a great, untapped ability to make profound and lasting change in our classrooms. We will have to create touchstones to help us reflect on our practice as we learn with students, parents, community members, and our colleagues. We can no longer go it alone. “The Village” will have to raise each child together. We have the tools and strategies available in the form of Learning Organizations and Communities of Practice. The question is whether we are able, in our practice, to recognize the tools and become the builders of community needed in public education of the 21st Century.

About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

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  1. Pingback: 21st Century Renaissance People | Teacher as Transformer

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Ideal teacher. Great, & progressive attitude.

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