Der gan­ze Arti­kel ist unter dem Link — How Ope­ning Up Class­room Doors Can Push Edu­ca­ti­on Forward

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Trans­pa­ren­cy is not a word often asso­cia­ted with edu­ca­ti­on. For many par­ents, the time bet­ween 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. can feel like a mys­te­rious part of their child’s life. Ques­tio­ning stu­dents about their school day often results in an unsa­tisfy­ing ans­wer and not every parent has the time to be in con­stant com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on with their student’s teacher.

For tea­chers, trans­pa­ren­cy can have a dis­tinct­ly nega­ti­ve con­no­ta­ti­on. In the poli­ti­cal deba­te, the word is often used in con­nec­tion to hot but­ton issu­es like pos­ting tea­cher sala­ries and bene­fits publicly or publi­shing test scores. And wit­hin the school walls, trans­pa­ren­cy can feel like jud­ge­ment. Tea­chers can see princi­pal visits as inspec­tions, not respect­ful check-ins to offer encou­ra­ge­ment and sug­ges­ti­ons. No school is the same and dyna­mics bet­ween tea­ching staff and the admi­nis­tra­ti­on are dif­fe­rent ever­y­whe­re, but for many tea­chers the class­room is a sacro­sanct, per­so­nal space.