The Benefits Of Blended Learning by April Giarla The teaching landscape is rapidly changing, the technological rise of the 21 st century and widespread integration of those technologies into our society, combined with access to the internet has integrally changed teaching in just a few years.
Too often when we talk about “innovation” in education, we point to that new set of Chromebooks or those shiny new Smartboards as examples of our efforts to change what we do in the classroom. That is, after all, what “innovation” is all about, to “make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”
Upon first reading the article “Is Embracing Digital Learning a Moral Issue for Educators?” by Wesley Fryer published on www.SpeedofCreativity.org , I was quick to believe that the subject is being blown out of proportion. To regard a teacher’s choice not to be a “21st Century educator” by using digital resources as immoral or unethical seems rash and inappropriate.
Why Students Don’t Do Their Homework-And What You Can Do About It by Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman ‘ That was homework?’ ‘That’s due today?’ ‘But… it was the weekend.’ We hear a lot of stuff when students don’t do their homework. Our cup runneth over with FBI-proof, puppy-dog eyes, procrastinated-filled homework excuses.
Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners. She also has a dynamic style. Sitting through her workshop presentation was like being a student in her classroom.
March 7, 2016 | By Ron Spreeuwenberg A popular topic in early childhood education today is the use of technology in child care centers. The rise of technology in the classrooms has parents and teachers asking questions such as, “How much is too much?”
Early in the school year, Mr. Spriggs asked me to sit in on a conference with his most challenging student. Jon rarely participated appropriately in class, instead drawing attention to himself by “accidentally” dropping books, suddenly having coughing spells and loudly expelling air from either end.
“Stronger Together” is not the name of the latest social-media fitness app. It’s a grant proposed in President Obama’s new budget, reviving an idea that hasn’t gotten much policy attention in decades: diversity in public schools. If the request is approved, $120 million will go to school districts for programs intended to make their schools more diverse.
Joanne’s mother had died a few years earlier, and now she was a single parent (recently divorced) with no job, living off welfare benefits so she could provide for her young daughter. Worst yet, she was battling extreme depression and on the verge of suicide. But, she had an idea…and belief that it was important.
As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, “What is education?” Our answers may provide insights that get to the heart of what matters for 21st century children and adults alike.