Here are a few of my take-aways for the week:
"Be the spark...Then get out of the way..." ~Tara M. Martin, @TaraMartinEDU Check out Tara's full post here.
"What if at the end of the school day a student asked you 'What did you learn today about your teaching?' instead of the other way around?" ~Jamie Wiitala, @Jamie_Wiitala Check out Jamie's full post here.
"Today, will I innovate, or let the excuses win?" ~Aaron Hogan, @aaron_hogan Check out Aaron's full post here.
"Give me a leader who is humble all day because I know that they are that and more!" ~Justin McKean, @JMcKeanK12
"But really, I just needed to ask the right questions and then get out of her way." ~Amber Teamann, @ Check out Amber's full post here.
How can we apply less is more?
Less mandated PD so teachers can get more out of PD they are passionate about.
Less homework for students in trade for more learning in the classroom.
Less "No", more "Yes, I will support you in taking that risk".
Less teacher doing, more student doing.
Less schooling, more learning.
Less talking, more listening.
The ... list... goes... on! But remember less is more, the less I say the more thinking you can do!
Simply stated, sometimes less is more. Let's get the most out of the time we have with our teachers and students.