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Outdated teaching methods will blunt technology's power

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Educational technology can be a powerful tool, but it must be accompanied by new, modern teaching methods.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment

Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I have discussed and promoted the need for educators to reflect deeply on their beliefs, processes, and practices in several of my posts: Where is Reflection in the Learning Process and  Teacher Ag...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:04 PM

What questions can we ask ourselves to assess our "pedagogical principles and instructional preferences"? Jackie Gerstein provides a list (and the list as a table as shown above) to help you reflect on your practice. As she states the process may be "simple but not easy." You may answer the question but how do you change your practice so that you may implement it in your classroom?

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, December 22, 2013 5:28 AM

This title of this post states “simple but not easy” because to answer the questions is simple.  I know that every good teacher would answer these questions in the direction of student-centric education; one that is in the best interests of the student.  But implementation is another thing.  To implement the non-maintstream alternative is not easy given the accountability systems, one’s own training and background, and mandated school initiatives.  It takes a strong, self-directed and courageous educator to do so.