Monday, September 2, 2013

A change is needed. We all know that change is hard. This big old educational institution won't get changed in a day. I heard something I liked the other day. Disrupt education. Most of the time, as teachers we don't like the 'disruptors' we see them as troublemakers and annoyances to our 'lesson plan'. But it is time to disrupt the educational path. Maybe quietly at first, but we need to connect and find like-minded rabble-rousers to make a change. We have classrooms full of children where an education is going to be the ONLY way they change the path of their lives. But we have to give them the education that will change the world, not the antiquated one that stifles and squashes potential and creativity. If a man like Nelson Mandela can make such a bold proclamation, given the circumstances he survived in, then surly we can begin to disrupt the status quo here.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Getting Started....again

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney I think Walt may have had some things figured out. Talk is cheap so they say. I like to talk a LOT about how integrating technology has changed how I do things in first grade. I have been an on again mostly off again blogger. I want to dedicate this year to "leaving tracks in the snow". I want to chronicle what is working and how it is working in my 1:1 iPad classroom. This reflection will be for me mostly but also for the occasional reader who is looking for someone who has decided to quit talking and begin doing!