Sunday, July 1, 2012
I recently read a post by Chad Segersten titled Classroom Leadership: Clear Directions/Expectations. The post can be very useful for teachers to help them to give clear directions to their students. I commented on his post and informed him that I am a college student and that everyone learns differently. Most teachers expect for students to just figure it out. Some students need an extra push and some are able to read the instructions and just do the work, but other students need for an instructor to describe how to do things! In the post he describes how valuable information will be wasted by students not having clear instructions. He gave tips for how to give clear instructions and two stood out to me.. They were... Do not Ramble, and do not be monotone. I find it easier to follow someone who uses excitement and is very into what they are doing! Loved the post !!
A Seven-Year-Old's Vision for School Reform
The second post that I read was A Seven-Year-Old's Vision for School Reform I found it very interesting. In this post John T. Spencer tells about how his 7 year old son wants to be able to go outside and make paper planes at school. He wants to have choices. I informed Mr. Spencer that I loved his son's idea of going outside during school. Every post that I have read while in EDM310 has been about technology in the classrooms. I love technology, but in a way it is making our children lazy. It would be great if the teachers could allow the children to use technology while outside! Maybe I will try to figure out an app for that when I get to the "create an app assignment". This post proves that regardless of age the children should still be able to voice their opinion and also that the teachers and parents should listen!