We asked the Heinemann authors who published a book in 2014 to provide a resolution for 2015. We hope these resolutions--or edulutions--spark a note of self-reflection while lifting you to continue your good, vital work into the new year. Over the next two weeks as we share our education resolutions, we’d love to read your edulutions. Share them with us or follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #Heinemann15. Cheers for a happy new year!
Teachers across the country, let’s really do this: I promise I’ll speak out and inform people (and not just my colleagues in the teacher’s lounge) about what brings teaching and learning alive in my classroom, what helps my kids grow, and what conditions detract from that. I promise, too, to help my students learn to use their voices as well, to go from inquiry to action now (and not just maybe when they grow up) as active citizens promoting fruitful lives in their communities. Silence is not good for my health, for our schools, or for our nation.
--Steve Zemelman, co-author of Best Practice and author of the forthcoming Inquire and Act.