Saturday, October 30, 2010
Blog Post #10
I enjoyed this post. The organization of some classrooms or even entire schools does not encourage the type of environment that students will need to succeed once they leave the classroom. Limited communication with classmates and traditional instruction methods are not indicative of how the world operates outside of the classroom. Our world is becoming increasingly collaborative and global. By not encouraging this type of thinking and problem-solving, we are not fully preparing students to succeed once they get out of the classroom.
Don’t Let Them Take the Pencils Home by Tom Johnson
This post was very interesting. I had to read it a few times to get the full effect. It is human nature to focus on the problem instead of trying to come up with a solution. By giving students tools, we are encouraging creativity and giving them opportunities to excel.
Two Questions That Can Change Your Life
Wow – this video has really made me think. Although coming up with my “sentence” is tough, the harder question was the second one. “Was I better today than yesterday?” is a really hard thing to think about. Sometimes, we get so caught up in our routine and just trying to make it through that we get a little complacent. As educators, it is especially important that we ask ourselves this question. Working with students can be draining, and I think it could be very easy to become comfortable in our routine. My sentence: I am committed to my family and to making a difference in the lives of children through education.