At yesterday’s EdcampMN opening keynote speaker Steve Hoffman posed some pretty tough questions that he views as things that hinder collaboration in schools. We only had a few minutes that morning to discuss these questions and they really are questions that deserve more time. In case you missed it, or if you just want to revisit it, here is a very shaky video of the keynote
speech “rigorous conversation.”
Question 1: How come the men aren’t here?
Question 2: Where are our colleagues who are not here (African American, Hmong, American Indian, Latino, etc.) represented?
So, why are there so few men and non-white minorities in the teaching profession? Is this a problem for our profession? And, what can be done to help bring a more representative cross-section of our population to the table?