I shared my insights on how to approach personalized learning, the role of teachers, assessments in the second part of the same blog- the complete guide to personalized learning. In this concluding part, I share my insights on how to empower teachers with technology to facilitate communication, collaboration to augment learning.
Students from diverse backgrounds and experiences arrive at school daily, each with unique strengths and individualized learning needs. As an educator and administrator, I consistently gleaned invaluable insights from every classroom encounter with my students. It often surprised me how much I learned in the process. Each interaction was a profound learning experience.
The journey into the world of teaching is a remarkable and transformative experience. As a first-year teacher, you are about to embark on a path that is both exciting and challenging. Your role as an educator is crucial, as you hold the power to shape the minds of the future generation. However, stepping into the classroom for the first time can indeed be a mixture of excitement and trepidation.
Teaching is a rewarding profession, but it comes with its own set of challenges and stressors. Long hours, classroom management, and the pressure to deliver quality education can take a toll on even the most passionate educators. To help you maintain your well-being and avoid becoming a stressed-out teacher, we’ve put together four essential strategies that can make a world of difference in your teaching journey.
At some point in children’s lives, they learn to view themselves as either smart, dumb or anywhere in between. T his perception creates a barrier between the so-called ‘smart’ and ‘dumb.’ As educators, it is our responsibility to dismantle this barrier and create a conducive learning environment where all students can maximize their potential. Stanford researchers, notably Dweck and her colleagues, advocate instilling a growth mindset as the key to achieving this goal.
Technological advancement has been phenomenal in the past decade. It has changed how we communicate, exchange money, and order food and services online.
“I can do what I wanna do…”
In other words, “I’ll do what I feel like doing.”
I find that most things in this world fall somewhere on a spectrum, from tangibles – such as how tall a person is, to intangibles – such as how tenacious a person is.
Depending on what we’re talking about, a variety of factors can impact exactly where on a spectrum a person may fall.
As I type this late at night, my computer screencasts a bright glow, especially in contrast to the darkness that now consumes the world over here on the east coast. I notice that this bright glow results in what may be described as more of a muted glow on the fourth finger of my left hand.