Friday, June 11, 2010

What have you learned?

I was thinking about all the new things that I have learned this year and how several of them have positively impacted my classes. So I thought this would be a good end of the year question,
"What have you learned this year that has had a positive impact on your classes?"

Educational experts everywhere are constantly talking about how important it is to make our kids "life-long learners". If that is the case shouldn't we as educators also be life-long learners? If you took a video of your classroom this year and your classroom from the year 2000 how has it changed? What do you do differently? If seems to me that if the two classrooms looks very similar then something is wrong.
We constantly have to be learning and our classrooms evolving to improve the educational experience for our students. And today with tools like Twitter, blogs, RSS feeds there is no excuse for not being a constant learner. "I don't have time" is no longer a valid excuse. As an educator in 2010 you have a constant stream of learning experiences available to you through your phone or computer, USE THEM!

It is time to consider what is truly best for your students and not what you are willing to do to make your life easier.

What will you learn this summer?

1 comment:

Ms. Giron said...

I can't begin to explain how drastically my classroom has changed over the last few years. My classroom has becoming interactive and empowering - allowing the students to find answers on their own through the use of technology and projects.
My discussions have improved, student performance has improved. I can only imagine how much better it will be in a few years.
As educators, we must constantly be ready for what's next - being educated on current trends is the first step!