Over the past year there has been a lot of discussion about education reform. I have followed and participated in conversations about this "big picture" item. Many teachers have felt helpless in the battle of education reform. Indeed, it can be frustrating to feel like a cog, to use a Seth Godin term.
It's easy to get bogged down in "big picture items." However, what about if you looked at the other side: the small picture. The small picture means doing something today to effect change; Doing something in your own classroom today to effect change; Sharing an idea with a colleague today to effect change; Writing a blog today to effect change; Sharing a resource on Twitter today to effect change.
It is easy to feel helpless when looking at the big picture. However, don't forget the small picture. It could be the change we have been looking for.