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Don’t Replace Teachers to Spend More on Technology

10 Apr

I recently read a quick read from CNNN regarding the importance of a good teacher on the success of a student. The premise did not surprise me at all. If you have been involved in the art of educating a child for long, you know that truth from experience.

The article I refer to was written by Wendy Kopp founder of Teach for America. In the article, Wendy emphasizes that technology needs to be of high quality and used for instruction.  She also encourages its use in blending learning in order to enhance the skill learning of students; but she contends that the personal experience with an effective teacher is necessary for success.  I like to think of it as the personal touch, the inspiration and push to greatness!

Enjoy the read and encourage yourself if you teach and give a pat on the back to all teachers you know.  Of course the key is effective teachers – be the best you are called to be!!!

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2 responses to “Don’t Replace Teachers to Spend More on Technology

  1. cccollaborative

    January 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I agree with you! The teacher is a dey ingredient in true education, technology a useful tool.

     
  2. John Ashby

    April 10, 2013 at 9:13 am

    While technology CAN replace some things a teacher does in another medium (lecture, presentation, reading, etc.), that simply diversifies the learning experience. Who directs that learning? Who makes sure the students understand concepts, provides timely reinforcement, adapts lessons to student differences, and uses countless types of nonverbal feedback to try to help them learn? Teachers, of course. Self-directed technology-based learning may be effective for some, especially adult learners, but student formation for young folks involves values (no just content) that require a dedicated teacher to provide.

     

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