Thoughts from a reflective educator.
We've had a lot of discussion recently about how to take the message we have and get it out to the people without a lot. My idea is to create a documentary about the positive things we are accomplishing in education and share it with the world. We have a lot of great stories we could tell which would paint a different story about how successful schools are today. We could also look at the future of education and how it's being implemented already in some schools around the world.
This documentary would look around the world and find best practices which are occurring and share them. We have a lot of educators so far who are interested in participating, including an Edutopia educator. This is an exciting project to be part of because I think if we are successful we have a real opportunity to share what works in education today.
If you are interested in finding out more or perhaps even sharing your story, please check out our project page, which is in the very early planning stages.
David is a mathematics teacher and a learning specialist for technology at Stratford Hall in Vancouver, BC. He has been teaching since 2002, and has worked in Brooklyn, London, and Bangkok before moving back to Canada. He has his Masters degree in Educational Technology from UBC, and is the co-author of a mathematics textbook. He has been published in ISTE's Leading and Learning, Educational Technology Solutions, The Software Developers Journal, The Bangkok Post and Edutopia. He blogs with the Cooperative Catalyst, and is the Assessment group facilitator for Edutopia. He has also helped organize the first Edcamp in Canada, and TEDxKIDS@BC.