Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flying by the seat of your pants...

Jon shared an article with us today and this statement really stood out to me:

"It requires a totally different skill set on the teacher's part," Stutzman says. "We have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, because we don't know the exact direction that a class will go when we walk in. Depending on student questions, reflections, or activities, our plans could quickly morph into something we never dreamed would happen at the outset."

 I think this is a part of the change we face as educators.  Teachers 
guide students on their "chosen route" to their individual learning.  The students become more involved in their own learning process, therefore making it more meaningful to them and keeping them engaged in learning.  

I am excited for this venture.  I really look forward to seeing what the students come up with.  They have some great ideas.  We all learn from each other!

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