Teachers' Favourite Teaching Strategies That Work is an initiative towards excellence. How children learn is a concern today for we can not teach the way we were taught is what we know.
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Teaching through technology must be a practice rather than an occasional occurrence, for sure if there has to be a Wow feature within classrooms.
As teachers, we must not use technology as a silicon coating, but with harnessing the power of technology to connect with our students. No more it is about copying and pasting which we have had been doing over the years. For power corrupts politicians so as the PowerPoint corrupts the teachers, if it has just slides and no explanations. For a matter of thought and intelligence, the platform should be to share for show rather than expecting it to be the only parcel for knowledge delivery. There is a certain need to implement a new way of teaching through technology and hence a digital pedagogy is what is required the most. The teachers need to introspect how children may learn in this networked environment. We can’t simply take a text book and deliver it digitally, rather the need here is to explore the power to harness the best via connectivity and creativity to connect.
We just can’t actually think and re-discover the chalk board and make it a smart board to deliver knowledge. What is required is a novel mindset of love, care and delivery of priorities for our children within classrooms. We ultimately need a different paradigm for teaching, a different pedagogy which talks about creation, control of chaos, connect to correcting and above all consumption to creation. The teachers need to change their thinking of how they are going to use technology in education. With the same there is a requisite to strategies in original.. Make sure it works wonders.
Cheers & Happy Learning.