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Wed Sep 3, 2014 18:28 (XFF:

I agree that the teachers' voices are often overlooked and underutilized in decision making. I also think that the students themselves will have a stronger voice because we are intent on "listening" or paying more systematic attention to what they need. We can't be perfect, but we can correct ourselves when needed. By the same token, our students are not perfect either. But this is a way to use our imperfections for the greater good.

  • Teacher Power! - Melissa Boyd, Wed Sep 3 18:18
    I think that teachers actively conduct research in their classrooms everyday. As a teacher, I am continually reflecting on my teaching practices and students learning (What's working? Not working?... more
    • We're always reflecting - Ashley Pennell, Mon Sep 8 00:06
      I think that our need to continuously reflect on what we're doing and how our students are doing is what makes teaching so challenging. I do think that effective teachers are never completely... more
    • Voice - Susan Gibson , Wed Sep 3 21:20
      I agree with you 100 percent about this type of teacher research giving us a voice. I think that other teachers want to see proof whether something is working in classrooms before they try something... more
      • empowerment - Laura Hansen, Thu Sep 4 22:06
        Susan, you make an excellent point. Often times, we as teachers, (especially graduate students) get so excited about things we are learning and we are eager to share these ideas with others. It is... more
    • voice - Stacy, Wed Sep 3 18:28
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