This article explores the importance of relationships between teacher and students as a goal of teaching. It goes beyond “college and career readiness: and extends to significant interpersonal connections that motivate and inspire students to achieve in school. These connections extend far beyond graduation and are important in shaping students’ lives.Source:
Karen Engels, Education Week, August 24, 2016Description:
“What is the fundamental goal of K-12 education? In the United States today, we often refer to our collective purpose as “college and career readiness.” But for [Engels], “college and career readiness” doesn’t quite capture my hopes for my students. For so many of us, teaching is a daily act of defiance against the pervasive poverty, racism, and inequity our students confront. When our goal is college and career readiness, we are preparing our students for the world as it exists. But what if our teaching pushed students to create a better world?”Read the full article here!