Andrew Mead – Andy is the Principal at George Waters Middle School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are within the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. Andy was recommended to answer February’s question by Top 12 Teacher Blogger Lisa Currie.
- What does the child know?
- How does the child communicate and share what he or she knows?
- What must improve?
- What steps will be taken to ensure the child meets the expectation or standard?
Although these things are currently happening in many places, in ten years these will be the widespread norm. The device of the moment will forever be changing - what won't is that schools are about people. The biggest innovation in classrooms within the next ten years (I hope) will be a change in how we teach young people how to think, take care of each other, and take care of the world. To do this, schools must find ways to build strong relationships with people to create a culture that focuses on learning in a fun, caring, and collaborative environment. Schools will focus on learning, the process of higher level thinking and questioning more than just the next big thing.