One particular hashtag that has caught our eye this fine Monday morn is #IfTeachersRanTheDistrict — a tag that is currently being used and shared by a number of US educators, including some Detroiters. Under the hashtag, educators are explaining some of the things they would do differently if they were at the helm — an opportunity to not only share best practices but also call out egregious practices, such as the cutting of the arts and our over-reliance on standardized testing.
Take a look at some of the tweets below, and also scope out the hashtag on your own. Post your favorite in the comment section.
#IfTeachersRanTheDistrict A School librarian would be found in every school library, which would be properly stocked!— todd erickson (@TWalterErickson) August 14, 2016
#IfTeachersRanTheDistrict we would respect that developmental timelines for reading are different for all children. We wouldn't panic.— Detroitteach (@teachDetroit) August 14, 2016