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The danger of being out of touch?

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Two days ago, I tweeted:

The article cited several examples of how Twitter the Company was out of touch with the users that made Twitter the Network.

The result of this was two numbers games. Twitter is not growing as quickly as it could and Wall Street is not happy. If the author of the article got his facts right, Twitter operated on a US$500 million loss last year. No wonder the numbers game worries Twitter.

Now what is the effect of teachers being out of touch with students? How do we measure its impact? How do we worry enough to act on this?

Those questions do not have easy and obvious answers. We have more than Wall Street to answer to and I would guess that $500 million is a mere drop when compared this impact.

Do teachers know or care that they might be out of touch with students?

Do they realise that the larger system does not operate on textbook answers, worksheets, and end of year examinations?

Do they question what they do and seek answers to get back in touch?

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