Great blog post from Will Richardson on the need for schools to become transparent, admins to be transparent to staff in their own learning and the push for schools to educate students on being transparent.
there is certainly much I could learn from them if they were sharing. But most of them are not.
Whether they are in the classroom or in the front office, I want (demand?) the adults in my schools to be effective models for living in a transparent world.
Contribution counts for more than credentials. When you post a video to YouTube, no one asks you if you went to film school. When you write a blog, no one cares whether you have a journalism degree. Position, title, and academic degrees—none of the usual status differentiators carry much weight online. On the Web, what counts is not your resume, but what you can contribute.
My kids need to be surrounded by contributors, people who understand the nuances of these spaces and relationships that we interact with on a daily basis. And not only do they need to see contribution, they need to see it done well, ethically, honestly, meaningfully.