Saturday, June 15, 2013

What's the Big Deal About Change?

Why is CHANGE a "4-letter word" in education?  Why do we need to cover it up and make it sound like anything other than what it is? 

Aren't we almost always happy with the changes we make, once we commit to them?  The new car, the new haircut, the new lifestyle regime?

Wouldn't we be just as happy with the results of a (not-so) new way of approaching education?

Change is hard. 

It means more work.
Uh huh.

It means being uncomfortable.

But it opens so many doors.  So many wonderful, interesting doors.
photo courtesy of Vicki Souza; Flickr photostream                                                                                                                   

 OK, then.  Step aside so those of us with our sleeves rolled up and our hearts exposed can not only open the doors but clear the paths they lead to.