Teacher preparation discussion

A compilation of discussion during the 17 Nov. event and subsequent reflections.

Ariel Marcy: I would like to suggest holding another forum for discussing ways to reach across aisles and silos to inspire more people to work together on the most critical truth of our time: business as usual is not sustainable.

Martin Wurzinger: Two general observations regarding human activity systems.

Resources are always finite. Those dedicated to education need to be measured against the limited time frame within the ongoing spectrum of youth, productive adulthood, and retirement. Only the one in the middle can we recoup the losses incurred by the others (overlaps notwithstanding).

  1. Failure in any form is part of the equation. At some stage it must be accepted, and obsessive attempts at elimination lead to a downward spiral of resource waste; in the end the entire system becomes compromised.