Friday, 5 July 2013

We need to talk it up...

There seems to be a larger conversation going on at the moment amongst teachers. Teachers who are starting to stand up and say enough is enough. To policy makers and politicians and the media. 

There is a place for a public debate about education. Education affects all of us. But denigrating teachers. Threatening teachers. Belittling teachers is not useful. 

Instead talk of performance-based pay and teacher bonuses set up a competitive work environment, where the collegiality of teachers, something that makes schools work, is being challenged and in time, will be destroyed. When your pay is dependent on your work, why would you share?

We need to change the conversation. We need to talk it up. We need to influence the conversation about education, schools and teachers.

We need to take our place in the debate. Teachers are the best people to ask about these things. Why...because they actually know what happens in the classroom, in the context.

This poster was made using Stampin Up's My Digital Studio DSP Back to School - 3, using the Fonts Graphers Blog & KG Chasing Pavement.


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