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It’s not about the tools, it’s about the box

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On my way in to work this morning I had a revelation.  I’ve always believed that as a teacher I should have a large range of tools in my toolbox.

What I’ve been missing is that it’s about the toolbox, not the tools.  If it were only about the tools, we wouldn’t need teachers as the tools would do the work for us.  A good teacher will select the appropriate tool and create the opportunity to use it in a way that transforms learning and outcomes.

It’s not about new tools but using existing ones better.

It’s about investing in teachers and their development, not in providing more tools.

It makes sense to me ;-)

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