This is a question I ask myself twice a year…the joy of teaching is that New Year’s reflections and resolutions happen in September and in January. It is key to take the time to do this not just for students, but for ourselves as teachers to ensure where we are at those points in the academic year are where we intend to be, and what tangents might have occurred for logical or illogical reasons.
It couldn’t be a more exciting time to not only be in education related to technology, but also for those who learn differently and those two concepts go hand in hand. The increasing inclusion of “everyday” technology is huge for those who learn differently, which is truly all learners. The power of tech to engage with learning and demonstrate knowledge in ways that work with various strengths and accommodate weaknesses is amazing. Tech can empower them to Show What They Know!
So how will I make 2015 the best year for my students…well at least the best year so far?
- Continue to seek out and learn everyday tools that foster successes and engagement for educators and students alike
- Continue to empower students to show how they can use apps, websites, and their hearing and voice to become active, confident learners
- For all learners everywhere, continue to spread the word with other amazing educators so that kids in all learning environments can benefit from what we find in our unique experiences to be engaging ways to empower students