Use TLC to Combat Avalanche Isolation

Jen Woodley:

Use TLC to Combat Avalanche Isolation by Dr. Jon Sheldahl, Chief Administrator

Originally posted on Jon's Blog:

This morning I read a blog in Edutopia (I highly recommend a twitter follow for Edutopia if you don’t already do so).  The piece was on teacher isolation and was written by Sean Glaze, a team building facilitator and leadership speaker.  In the piece, he talks about two types of teacher isolation, egg crate isolation and avalanche isolation.  Egg crate isolation is what we typically think of when we think about isolation.  For OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthose of you who, like me, are too young to remember taking eggs to town, an egg crate is a wooden cube in which each egg is placed in its own cell, preventing it from touching any other egg in the crate either horizontally or vertically.  In a way it is like a school building for eggs.  Each egg has its own space on it’s own level.  (I actually have an egg crate, but no chickens thank…

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