Backstage Pass: Connected Educators=Connected Classrooms

Backstage Pass: Connected Educators=Connected Classrooms

Our children, our students do not have to stand in line for hours waiting to be granted permission to meet a famed professional. Our children, our students do not have to wait to be the tenth caller to win front row seats to a show. Our children, our students do not have to win a contest to gain access.  Our children, our students do not have to board a bus traveling for days to meet another classroom filled with more our of children, more of our students. There is opportunity, and there is access. We can keep the backstage pass just out of reach, or we can leverage its all access power. We can choose to isolate our classroom, or we can choose to make transparent the awesome that happens daily. We can choose to become connected, so we can connect our students.

I don’t know about you, but I want that pass.

I want our children to meet politicians and discuss policy and discuss law, and I want politicians to meet our children…a reminder that their work does affect our most innocent.  I want our children to meet authors and discuss writing and share writing, and I want authors to meet our children…a reminder that their work does affect our most innocent.  I want our children to meet children from around the world, and I want children around the world to meet our children…a reminder for their future-their work does affect our most innocent.

I don’t know about you, but I want that pass.

It is simple. Connected educators create connected classrooms. All of this can happen while staying true to all we must inspire, instruct, and assess. It is simple. If we choose to ignore the possibility, we will never see the possibility. It is impossible to see the stage when we are standing outside the concert hall.

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