7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In
July 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
The folks over at The Innovative Educator recently wrote a piece 7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In and had some interesting suggestions. Check out one solution below.
4) Problem: You never shut up
Solution: Let’s face it. Sitting in class listening to a lecture is just plain boring for many students. Why do they have to come to school to listen to you talk. Of course your students aren’t paying attention. Flip your classroom and tape your lectures for students to listen to on their own time. Spend class time doing stuff…real stuff that your students are interested in and you can help them with. Parents will like this idea too because instead of needing to hire tutors, class time can be used for the teacher to help students having difficulty with their work. Salman Kahn explains this beautifully in this TED Talk.
I know many teachers that have this problem…
The writers also noted:
When we blame or ban the technology, we solve our issue temporarily, but we are ignoring the root of the problem.
For more information, read the source here.