Lately, I`ve been feeling quite disconnected from my classroom, like I`ve been going through the motions. I know that my students are still receiving quality information, but can I justifiably say they are receiving a quality education?
The best teachers are not necessarily those who know their material inside and out, but those who can excite and engage students in the learning process. Lately, I have felt stifled and grown stagnate because of many strict rules I have to follow to ensure that ALL students receive the same education, no matter which classroom they are placed in the school. Why should every student receive the same education? Doesn’t this go directly against the uprising pedagogical wave of differentiation? I fear that standardization within our schools is just the first step to standardization across the province.