Reflection and Revision: The Craft of Teaching

Yes deep knowledge, good methods, and materials in education matter a great deal; however, it appears that so much of educational reform is the search for a “one – trick pony,” a “silver bullet,” or anything that does not require us to consider the complexities of a nurturing environment.  “Programs” cannot substitute for the humanity of teachers [adults] that is the key element to student success.  We cannot minimize the place of love, “fire in the belly,” vision, values determination, commitment, hard work, consistency, and strong, bonded relationships on the part of teachers [and staff].  –Asa Hilliard

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