How do Digital Natives beat their drums? It sounds like the beginning of a bad “Dad” joke. However, in education, every since Marc Prensky coined the term in 2001, there has been non-stop debate about the term Digital Native. Mr. Prensky used the term to rightfully describe a generation of people who had been born … Continue reading How do Digital Natives beat their drums?
I recently read a blog that elaborated on the 21st-century skills every student needs. You can see the blog here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/21st-century-skills-future-jobs-students/ It’s not really that much different than the framework created by p21.org. However, it got me thinking. Why are so many businesses or corporations repeating themselves about these skills? Is it that students are … Continue reading 21st Century Teaching
What is the purpose of Instructional Design? To some perspectives, the answer might lie in the alignment or calibration of curricular needs to ensure equity of education. In other groups, the answer may rest in the need to inspire students towards self-efficacy. From my experience, to an instructional coach, the truth lies somewhere in between … Continue reading Instructional Design: A Cautionary Approach
In their recent blog, Why We Desperately Need to Rethink College and Career Readiness, Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers wrote about integrating 21st century skills into career readiness courses. They write focused a bit on history and the paradigm shift from vocational skills to college readiness with a follow up statement imploring educators to bring … Continue reading Reconciling 21st Century skills with Career Competencies
Once upon a time there was a little shepherd who grew bored out in the fields while tending his flock. So, to spice up his life, he cried Wolf! and everyone in town came running. However, there was no wolf to be seen. Over the next two days, the little shepherd repeated his act twice … Continue reading The Tech Who Cried Wolf
While I don’t usually watch TV shows dealing with Medical drama, there is a new show that recently started called The Good Doctor that I did have the opportunity to watch. The premise is that a young doctor is recently hired to be a resident surgeon at a prestigious hospital in California. The catch is … Continue reading Innovation Found in Interesting Questions? #IMMOOC
I recently had a conversation with one of my math teachers. We were comparing notes on our classes and I was describing what my students were doing. His response has stuck with me for a while now. He said, “That sounds like a cake class. I’ve always been a bell-to-bell teacher myself.” Now, I know … Continue reading Teacher Perceptions