Doing ourselves out of a job.

I work as the Director of Educational Technologies at Mulgrave school, a coed independent K12 school and a member of the Independent Schools Association of B.C. My counterparts in a dozen other ISABC school meet several times a year to collaborate on and coordinate our work. At out last meeting, just a wek ago, I suggested an amendment to our mission. We ought to add in a line that tells us when our work is done: that is, if our job is to ease and speed the integration of emerging technologies, won’t there come a point when that’s all done? If we do our work properly, we’ll work ourselves out of a job. There was some initial bristling. But it’s much like teaching or doctoring. If teachers and doctors do their work students and patient move on.

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