A New Era of Learning
21st century learning is here, and I’m glad to be a part of it. Technology has changed our lives in so many ways, and education is no exception. We’ve come a long way- writing on clay tablets has evolved into chalkboards, then into smart boards and tablets. Students who thousands of years ago may have read from parchment, can now have access to thousands of beautiful engaging books, all with a single tap on a screen. Although education has, and always will exist, the way in which learning happens is quickly changing. In order for today’s students to be successful, technology must be incorporated into how they learn. Please click on the links below to see how I use technology with my students.
*As a side note, I want to mention that technology, in and of itself, is not the solution to learning. As is always the case in the teaching process, it is the way in which the methods and tools are used by the instructor that will really determine how effective the instruction is. In the same way that a hammer will only be useful in the hands of a skilled carpenter, new technology will only be useful if it is used wisely and effectively by a knowledgeable teacher. In addition, the human element is crucial in the relationship between the student and the learning coach. Qualities such as patience, understanding, creativity, and encouragement can only be found in a qualified teaching instructor, such as a Learning Coach.