After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.
The above is from Alfred E. Perlman, a railroad visionary in the 20th Century. Much as we take inflation rates into consideration when comparing dollar amounts from past eras, I think we should do the same with time figures. When Perlman made this quote in 1958 in the midst of turning around the New York Railroad, time and change moved at a much different rate. Let’s look at this quote and remove the time factors that Perlman used.
How often do we need to review what we do as educators when it comes to our classroom or leadership practices?Image Credit: “RETHINK” from depone’s photostream