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Holding Their Hands

Sometimes all it takes for teachers to begin to integrate technology is for someone to hold their hands. Teachers helping other teachers can often go a long way. I've seen great things happen when an experienced technology user works with a less experienced user. Often, they just need someone to

  • Guide them through
  • Let them know things will be OK and
  • Praise their accomplishments.

A coaching approach can often be just the right medicine for reluctant technology users.

  • Establish a team of teachers that can "coach" other teachers
  • Provide numerous staff development opportunities to meet the needs of staff. Sometimes it is after-school workshops, sometimes it is one-on-one planning and sometimes it is experienced teachers helping other teachers.

Submitted by:Christine Archer

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