I wonder if this debate over cursive is actually representative of people holding onto traditional views of teaching and learning, from days past. When we look at recent studies, in which the US ranks dead last in critical areas such as literacy and technology, I believe it is essential for educators to minimize and disrupt the radical voices of the past and continue to drive education forward.
Excellent post, Aaron, and great suggestions for how to “give back”! I agree with you that some people fear putting themselves out there, but I also feel that many believe they have nothing to contribute, among a sea of brilliant ideas and experts. I believe people will gain their voice by reading great posts like yours and connecting with other positive and encouraging voices.
Great post, Aaron! This is something I’m currently trying to figure out, as my district is looking to onboard the Blackboard LMS and I see a lot of missed opportunity (namely: real-time collaboration and social learning) which we enjoyed with Google Classroom. I am hoping to come up with a way to merge the two systems into one workflow and your post reaffirmed some of my concerns at the perfect time. Thanks!