By Mary Anne Moran, Associate Principal, Nipmuc Regional High School
Some educators naturally feel a sense of urgency about the need to reimagine our schools as the model of our current schools which was created over a hundred years ago is no longer serving the needs of our students in these incredible times of change. It is our responsibility to prepare students for a world that we cannot predict. Despite not having all the answers and not knowing what the road ahead looks like, those of us that feel the urgency, charge ahead into the unknown seeking possible solutions, reimagining our work, and failing forward. We also know that there are others that don’t feel this same sense of urgency. These educators continue to teach the same lessons, adhere to the same curriculum, and offer the same assessments. If we all know that the world outside of our schools is changing, how to we work together, with urgency, to reimagine learning for our students?
The Importance of Urgency