Games-based learning affords students agency and autonomy in an authentic situated learning platform.
The Common Core cannot be successfully implemented until we free ourselves from past practices and allow the structural changes required for it to work. Our teachers will be our best informants.
We cannot allow the current climate to draw us into a culture of discontent.
The Internet is disrupting a pattern of censorship. It allows schools to open the floodgates to widely divergent perspectives and experiences.
Our world must be a hopeful place where children are capable of transcending barriers of our bias, to a much larger circle of familiarity.
I believe that we can do whatever we want to. It depends upon how much we care. And I want enough people around who care.
It is not simply the medium that makes blended learning dynamic; it is the inspired teacher who is motivated by the technology to open her practice to limitless capacity and plan ways to use 21rst century skills in the expanded classroom. Most of us are novices in this medium. We should begin simply and along side of our teachers.
We introduce the power and resources released by change. We walk our teachers to the edge of a new world for teaching and learning, step off together and lead while we learn beside our teachers.
The future of our nation is created during the years students spend in schools. We hold the hope, as educators, that the talents of no child or adult get overlooked because of the physical body in which they come wrapped.
We need to take hold of the changes schools must make and lead them with imagination and creativity while others lead the resistance. That is what will be good for our students.