In an article from the beginning of this year, Thom Markham suggests healing the world one classroom at a time through a set of four principles to which every teacher could adhere.
With commitment to character, to being a global teacher, to educational innovation, and to a personal mission, he believes that teacher could begin to “help all children move from the dominant win-lose mentality to cooperation—to sustain from compete.”
Is this sufficient? Do you agree with Markham’s principles? What would these principles look like in a language classroom? Please comment below with your responses!