Blocking the future

My latest article for the American Association of School Administrators is now online. Titled Blocking the Future, it's only a page long but I'm really excited about it. Here's an excerpt:


[S]chool district leaders have a critical choice to make: Will their schools pro-actively model and teach the safe and appropriate use of these digital tools or will they reactively block them out and leave students and families to fend for themselves? Unfortunately, many schools are choosing to do the latter. . . . I can think of no better way to highlight organizational unimportance than to block out the tools that are transforming the rest of society. Schools whose default stance is to prohibit rather than enable might as well plant a sign in front of their buildings that says, "Irrelevant to children's futures."

I've also made a handy SnipURL:

  • http://snipurl.com/blockingthefuture
  • Hopefully this will be a useful reading for your administrators and teachers. Feel free to distribute liberally!

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