First, let me thank teachers everywhere who
• Make learning an adventure
• Encourage students to ask questions
• Share freely and demonstrate more than one way to find answers
• Create a safe place to explore and learn
• Foster the development of skills that will enhance the quality of life no matter how quickly history and technology change
• Model being a life-long learner
• Make a positive difference in the lives of those around them
By example, you are nurturing the creative spirit of future advocates, authors, community leaders, entertainers, entrepreneurs, explorers, researchers, parents, politicians, professionals in numerous industries and settings, speakers, sports stars, teachers, and volunteers. Thank you!
Second, if you are still using an overhead projector and workbook pages to instill a love of learning in your students, I ask you to please reconsider your teaching methods. Give one (or more) of the many free online resources available in your chosen subject a try. Not only does this address different styles of learning, it also makes practice fun.
Third, I know many school districts and businesses are cutting funds from their budgets. See if your local Internet provider offers a special rate for low-income families before you look for online curriculum or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) activities.
Finally, remember that today’s curriculum may quickly become outdated. Only those students who retain their creativity and a love of learning will thrive. Will you make sure they do?
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