Interesting words of teachers that caught our attention.
TEACHERS APPRECIATION WEEK
“We hold certain beliefs about education because those who came before us set the ground work for how we operate schools. Those who came before us existed in quite a different reality of what it meant to be educated. When we consider how to do education better, how to make it more equitable, more meaningful, we often do so from the vantage point of old constructs.” Kelly Tenkely
“The eight years of Obama’s education policies were a nightmare for the teaching profession and public schools, with everyone struggling for survival.”
“When I became digitally active and connected, I realized that many windows of opportunity opened up for me all at once. Being connected and active on the digital sphere means a lot more than occasionally maintaining social media accounts. It means connecting with like-minded individuals who share your interest and passion in teaching and learning. This sharing is a two-way street: you learn and you give it right back by sharing your knowledge.” Rusul Alrubail
“Tell stories. Everybody loves a story. Tell them—in a way that is natural and comfortable for you—and students will begin to see you in three dimensions, as a full human being interacting with them for their own intellectual growth.” Terry Heick
“A strong science education is an important part of learning for students at all grade levels. California’s new science standards emphasize science in early grades and ensure students use what they learn in connection with other core subjects. The new standards help students solve problems, think creatively and make sense of a rapidly changing world.”
Michael Kirst & Trish Williams
“It’s difficult to be 100% for the use of educational technology all of the time, when there are so many convincing arguments against it. Most teachers find a happy medium with technology—it’s useful in some situations, but a distraction in others.” Amanda Ronan
“Today, providing an education with textbooks, paper, technology and connectivity costs schools an estimated $3,871 per student per year, the LEAD Commission reported. The new teaching approach featuring digital learning material, devices and connectivity would only cost $3,621, still less than traditional learning at $3,811 per student per year, as the evaluation concluded using conservative estimates.
In addition to cost savings, adopting digital learning materials can make updating teaching materials easier, and also provide a wider selection of materials and features, as well as increase interactivity and convenience.” George Jones
“Curiosity is the fuel for discovery, inquiry, and learning. It is a state of mind that is open and flexible and in-tune with something substantive and accessible. Or seeks to be in-tune with something substantive and accessible.
Curious students are guided by something other than compliance, and its other byproducts –investigation, collaboration, reflection, and others—can last a lifetime.”
“Your learners don’t have to time to muddle through maze-like eLearning courses or click aimlessly on links that lead them nowhere. An eLearning course should be intuitive, well organized, and easy to navigate if you want to achieve the desired results.”
“The continued education of employees is critical to establishing a competitive advantage and long-term success in business. Positions and industries are changing faster than ever, primarily due to technology. And now, technology will help your business develop a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) that will create more effective learning environments for less money whilst creating happier and better educated employees that will catapult your company ahead of the competition.” James Jones