Hello and Welcome:)
I’m a teacher, plain and simple. I look forward to the beginning of a new school year like some people look forward to a vacation in the Bahamas. I LOVE the beginning of school! The new year holds so much promise. We get to decide what we want to learn, what we want to try, and what kind of change we want to make.
You have chosen to work with children. You have selected one of the most honorable careers that exists. We get to teach our kids how to advocate for themselves and for causes that they believe to be important. How to keep trying, even when they want to give up.
In this course, we’ll learn about technology that can help us in our personal and professional lives. You know what else you’ll learn? How to keep trying when you want to give up. Sometimes technology can be frustrating. But if you stick with it, if you get creative and think of other options, if you collaborate with others to find a better solution, you will learn some valuable life skills. We want our students to have a “growth mindset.” We want our students to equate trying hard with getting desired results. (See this article in the Huffington Post). Therefore, it’s vitally important that we live this mindset as well. I look forward to teaching and learning with you this semester.