Saturday, December 13, 2014

Education Week Post

Way back in August Larry Ferlazzo asked me to respond to one of his reader's queries which was posted today.  The post looks at "interactives"  which allow students to work in class on "problem sets" where the teacher can walk around the room and act as a facilitator rather than as a passive lecturer.   Interactives are which are explored in my upcoming book Deeper Learning Through Technology: Using the Cloud to Individualize Instruction.  The quote above is from the article but it really comes from a wonderful woman who taught my methods class back when I was learning to be a teacher.  While I have long since lost forgotten her name, the charge she gave us to keep up with student learning as it has evolved as not been forgotten by me in the twenty-five years since she said it to me.  

1 comment:

Ashton Lynn said...

Teaching students as a process differs from year to year. When I only started as a teacher in a village school, there was the whole plan in front of me - to show kids that they are not abandoned in a small village, that we still care about them and want them to become educated. I then looked for some teachers' stuff at personal statements writing archive and found amazing resources which I use now.