Best and Worst Examples - Tech Learning

Best and Worst Examples

Tip: Everyone remembers one or two of their favorite teachers. There are specific characteristics that represent what a good teacher is. Have them think about their favorite teacher. Ask your workshop participants to close their eyes and imagine: What is the classroom like? What are students doing? What is the
Author:
Publish date:

Tip:
Everyone remembers one or two of their favorite teachers. There are specific characteristics that represent what a good teacher is.

  • Have them think about their favorite teacher.
  • Ask your workshop participants to close their eyes and imagine: What is the classroom like? What are students doing? What is the teacher saying and doing?
  • Have them open their eyes and group with 2 other teachers.
  • Ask them to briefly share what they saw in this classroom.

Now go in the complete opposite direction:

  • Close their eyes again.
  • Have them think about a classroom or teacher where they had a negative experience. What is the teacher doing or saying? What are students doing?
  • Open their eyes and share their experiences with the other 2 teachers.

Then group two of the groups to share and compare the different characteristics of positive and negative classrooms. Sometimes, just providing a time to reflect and think about their own experiences helps teachers see what characteristics are important to them as teachers.

The follow-up is to ask how they think both types of teachers approach technology (or would if they are still teaching) and why.

Submitted by:Barbara Bray

Next Tip: Real Data

Featured

Related

Showcasing Best Practices

Tip: Everyone wants to know what works. Checkout what educators in Michigan are doing at "Best Practices in Michigan" You can find lessons aligned to content and technology standards for elementary, middle, and high school classes in PDF format and easy to follow. You can use these as models of best practices

Image placeholder title

Best New Software

With the AVer Academy Suite, AVer doc cams flawlessly integrate into existing classroom technologies.

Who's the Best Representative?

The district is forming a new committee to review the technology plan. My technology teacher is assuming I’ll name her to be our school’s representative, but another less technology-savvy teacher has indicated an interest. Whom should I choose? Assuming that you can’t just send them both, think about the

Image placeholder title

The Best Defense

At the SchoolCIO Technology Summit this June, we were devastated to hear that many superintendents still see the CIO job as tech support rather than an integral part of the district.