Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. – Bill Gates.
SUCH A GREAT TRUST to us, Teachers … right?
Cooperative Process, Active involvement, Integration, Motivation, Socialization, Understanding, Connectivity, Creativity/innovation & Discovery – just to name some of the Principles that should influence our actions as to what is right and which is wrong every time we think of our “being the most important” mostly in motivating our students.
YET, what could have been wrong if we would consider some simple realities that there are some students who dread going to school or who get bored with the usual classroom routine, the never-ending “any question, do you understand?” lines subject-after-subject, and all the likes?
Would you mind taking into consideration that it would take … NOT THE BEST — rather an “influential teacher” to make THE LEARNER LOVE “LEARNING”?
Good for us to belong to the 21st Century where we no longer just have “chalk & board”, “manila paper & pentel pen” – TECHNOLOGY already have a lot to offer variations after variations – but the thing is, do we really get to SYNERGIZE these TECHs with the Basic Learning Theories, Principles & Practices?
How then should we facilitate SYNERGY in its TOTALITY?
Do you hear what your students need? Do you also listen to your own SELF?
What does your EAR HEAR everytime you’re preparing for a lesson? Everytime you would go to your next class?
REFLECT! For it might be that “such thing which you do not hear deep within yourself would be that same response that your students would have” when you’re there in that class whose lesson you didn’t really hear beforehand.#sunset
#blogpost for UNIT 2. The Synergy of Technology w/Basic Learning Theories, Principles & Practices. Educational Technology.