There is a kimillionzillion readings on the potential impact of our kids not learning 21st Century survival skills, but what about our teachers? I am not talking about just the veterans. I mean all teachers, all subjects. I don’t see teachers desiring any change– how long would change even take if it was “forced.” How long would it take for a teacher to go from putting numbers on a board to a year’s worth of conceptual authentic learning that the kids could place in context? How long would it take for a teacher to go from making their kids memorize the capitals of all the countries they are studying to talking live with people in those countries? Most teachers I know have zero interest in 2.0 tools. I might be off here, but I can’t recall a single person in my building who has asked me even one question about any of the tools I use, why I use them, or the impact they have on instruction — which means there is no interest or I am just totally and completely wrong about hopping on the bandwagon, a thought which has seriously crossed my mind several times. A list of all of the “Teachers-of-the-year” for each of our schools was just released and I “googled” most of them and did not find one that had an online presence(only did the first two pages of google ; ). How many years until change starts shaking the foundation of my building? My guess….15 years.