A MiddleWeb Blog When I decided to become a teacher, I had an inkling that it would be challenging, demanding, and rewarding. Over the last 25 years, this has proven true. I love what I do and enjoy going to work every day, but that does not mean I am free from stress.
by Jane Healey, Ph.D It’s the start of a new school year, and many teachers will be planning research projects for their classes. Inquiry-based learning is one of the current buzz phrases, meaning students should ask and answer questions as a primary method in the classroom.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to influence our future and impact our growth in numerous ways. In the present age where everything is rapidly changing and evolving, we often overlook how much we have developed. The world may not have witnessed floating automobiles yet, but we are close to some very exhilarating and intense advances across all industries.
Too often it seems like educators define innovation as “change for the sake of changing something.” Innovation becomes the default context that they start with: if you have a problem, then fix it by innovating. For a while now, various outlets have been asking various questions that all boil down to: How would you use innovation to save education?
Over the past several decades public education has shifted to focus on literacy and math learning, largely due to high stakes tests measuring those two elements of school. But educators have long known that while reading, writing and math are important to academic success, they are far from the only qualities students need to go forth and lead productive lives.
Technology rapidly changes the workplace and the skills demanded, making current workers less employable. One approach is to think about the kind of work that technology cannot replace. (Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank) Depending on to whom you listen, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will either solve all our problems or end the human race.
” Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. ” Theodore Roosevelt This is an important reminder that teaching is all about building a relationship with your students.
Amazon has a real knack for changing consumers’ buying behavior. Logging on is like being welcomed by an old friend who knows you deeply. Amazon knows what you need even before you do, because it learns from behavior: which products you’ve viewed, what items you’ve purchased and how others like you have interacted with the site.