How much teacher autonomy is healthy? | Tom Sherrington

Teachers love doing their own thing. It’s liberating…. but is it always?

I’m sure you all see a bit of yourself in John Keating, striding across the desktops inspiring the pants off your eager students day in, day out; fighting the straight-jacket of conformity; punks in the world of prog rockers; mavericks defying the powers that be…..  We all want to do our own thing right? To be free to express ourselves; to teach how we want to teach; to teach what we want to teach… and above all, to be left alone.

Or do we?

Isn’t it all a bit exhausting? And what happened to ‘there’s no I in Team’?…

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