Sean Hookano-Briel11 months ago
As a classroom teacher of 7 years in a Title 1 school and a current Educational startup founder, I found this an interesting read. This article definitely invokes an array of feelings as I completely agree that execution in education is a completely overlooked area and a lot of it has to do with poor leadership at the school level, which is a whole other issue. I do wonder though, why more money cannot be put towards supporting actual classroom educators that are innovating right now. There are an incredible number of educators who have created very effective approaches, but just do not get the leverage and/or support to spread their idea. Why can't we help spread those practices? I personally cannot wait to begin executing a PD Leadership Pipeline my fellow classroom teacher and I (DCT: Developing Critical Thinkers LLC) designed for Hawai'i that does just that. We identify teachers locally that are doing measurable practices and helps them to design PD classes that can be implemented locally. Saves costs of bringing in sub-par outside ideas as well as creating a local based culture of innovation that can organically scale out.