Friday, June 24, 2011


06.24.11 by colemama
06.24.11, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

The last couple of weeks of storms have started to fill the dry-bone swamp again. The branches are starting to submerge under waters teeming with insects, reptiles and fish. Soon the water birds will be back to select their delicacies. The swamp is equipped to deal with the extremes in cycle with nature's seasons....albeit, with some incurred losses.

With the closing of the summer semester's college class, I am receiving some honest feedback. There are two collaborative graded assessments amongst the eight 'heavy hitters'. Many students prefer to work individually when it impacts their grades...despite the need for teamwork in most 'work' situations - understandably. There is still a disconnect between what we do in the classroom and what is expected in the real world. If we don't equip our future teachers with those skills, how will it ever change? I will continue to cajole, to persist, but the attitudes and experiences have been influenced for at least twelve years - even for these twenty-somethings! Freedom Park, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. Change is hard - Funny how some accept that education shouldn't change while they would never accept that from other professionals.