And therein lies the first dangerous idea: Educators must be risk takers. In order for us to develop personally and professionally we have to channel our obsession with all forms of risk positively and productively…
Educators must think and act from a position of professional freedom not fear. We are all responsible for our thoughts and feelings and therefore each and every one of us can make a conscious decision to do this…
Educators must be prepared to break rules and regulations. This is not a sanctioning of recklessness and irresponsibility. It’s about each and every one of us realising when a directive is inappropriate and having the courage to follow our beliefs and principles….
All of the above take courage, commitment and bravery from every individual educator. Perhaps it remains a dangerous idea the thought that each and every one of us really can fundamentally shift education through our own beliefs, thoughts and actions.
By Juliet Robertson
Blog: I’m a teacher, get me outside
April 11, 2012