Lee Kolbert wrote a blog post ( Dear Will Richardson ) that I see as a real call to action for those of us who promote ourselves as experts working to help teachers do their jobs better. The basic suggestion is that those of us who have been out of the classroom for 5 to 10 years should take a year or two and go back into the classroom for a year or two. Things in education change. Or sure we like to think things change glacially slowly but in fact some things do change. The emphasis on high stakes testing for example is largely new in the last 5 to 10 years. It is easy for people to forget what ...read more