If I Were Queen For The Day In #OklaEd

During the #OklaEd Twitter chat last week, Rob Miller made a brilliant suggestion:

English Teacher Grading Papers
Here is this past week’s stack of papers to grade, which I worked on in the Suburban at the softball fields in Lindsey on Friday, and then in a hotel room in Tulsa on Sunday


I wrote a list of 10 different things I would change if I were Queen Of #OklaEd For A Day, but I was so busy grading papers and students’ missing work for the end of the nine weeks, I didn’t get that post written. I did spend some time skimming over a few of the suggestions made by our other education bloggers, so I’m going to share with you their brilliant suggestions:

To this list, I’d add that we need a cultural shift in our perception of education and service. Instead of rewarding people for being famous (insert name of well-known socialite), or providing entertainment (you can mention any music or sports superstar here), we should reward those who dedicate their lives to elevating our children, to providing our next generation with the educational foundation they will need to create tomorrow’s society, economy, and culture.



Related topics: #oklaed, Education Policy

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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