“What I loved most about being a teacher were my students. I loved how their faces lit up when they finally understood something, the sheer excitement for learning, or just the simple day-to-day connections.” ~Phonna Blanco, Family Engagement Lead for a school district in California.
Roberts, Sarah Jakes, 2018. Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable . Thomas Nelson Publishers
“… the original decision about how to use computers placed the teacher on a collision course with School’s system of control: As soon as she (the teacher) decided not to control the students, she took away School’s established way of controlling her. The question has moved from how power is distributed within the educational hierarchy to whether hierarchy to whether hierarchy is an appropriate mode of organization for education.”
~Seymour Papert, The Children’s Machine: Rethinking school in the age of the computer, 1993
Papert, S. (1993). The Children’s Machine Rethinking school in the age of the computer. Basic Books.
Flannery O’Connor, On Her Own Work…
“From my own experience in trying to make stories “work”, I have discovered that what is needed is an action that is totally unexpected, yet totally believable, and I have found that, for me, this is always an action which indicates that grace has been offered. And frequently it is an action in which the devil has been the unwilling instrument of grace.”
“If your school is still debating how technology can benefit your students, teachers, and administrators, I hate to break it to you, but the future of education is already here and you’re missing an unbelievable amount of opportunities. ” ~ D. Mareco
Mareco, D. (2017, July 28). 10 reasons today’s students need technology in the classroom.