This real teacher dares to think big and fill her student's heads with words to inspire..."Mark my words, I will get to space one day." The power of one teacher saying something as simple as this is beyond description.
Virtual learning is growing by leaps and bounds. Talk about changing the pedagogy...whoa. This will be a whole new area of expertise that our profession must develop. Where does that leave us? I worry that many teacher just ignore these developments. At a minimum, we should be learning as much as we can so we can be proactive in our thinking and not reactive in our responses.
Is trying to be a better teacher worth failing at new endeavors? Is the potential impact on student learning worth the risk? Are teachers "too big to fail"? Nicholas Provenzano has a real perspective on this based on his experiences trying new things in his classroom.
Must see TV move over....the Teaching Channel was one year old on June 8, 2012 -- Take a look at their Top 10 videos are quick, easy, entertaining ways to get some infusion of new ideas and inspiration
Read about middle grades math teacher and coach Jose Vilson's journey..."Not everyone invests themselves into any set of children the way I learned to do that first year. But when I did, the homeroom became a home. For all of us."
"The difference between a kid and a scientist," I'd say time and again, "is that a scientist plays with a purpose. Can you figure out WHY your machine is acting the way that it is acting -- and can you make it do what YOU want it to do?"
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