Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Do You Teach or Do You Educate? That is the Question...

As an instructional Coach, I struggle daily with the concept of the modernization of education.
What does that mean?

We are stuck in mindsets of the teachers who taught us who taught them who have, by now, died leaving us in a world that they would never recognize.  Yet, we persist in the lessons from the past.  It's what we know.  We teach as teaching has been taught to us.  This need to change.  We need to modernize our approach to education.

Although this is an older video by Pierre722, we need to shift our perception of ourselves from teacher to educator.  When I say shift our perception, I mean not just in title but in practice.  Can we do that? 

Uploaded on Jul 28, 2006
"Education is not the filling of a vessel, but the kindling of a flame." - Socrates

Credit must go to Conjure One for the soundtrack - used without their permission. I made this using iMovie as part of a digital literacy program for teachers at the Foothill College Krauss Center for Innovation in Los Altos, CA. All the pictures I took on campus. Please feel free to use this video in any way wish so long as it is used to inspire others to educate!

Please feel free to use this video for any purposes that promote the discussion (and critique) of what it means to teach, educate, inspire, and otherwise prepare our young people to contribute to and help build a future with increasing promise for humankind.

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