Here’s a blog from our Superintendent, describing 4 shifts in our District.
Recently, the journals I kept during my practicum experiences as an emerging teacher surfaced from a dusty box. As I spent time scanning through the hand-written observations, reflections, lesson plans and stories of successes and failures, I began a journey down memory lane through the past almost 30 years. This opportunity gave me pause as I considered how much I have shifted in my thinking about pedagogy. As well, it gave me a wonderful sense of how much our world has changed since those years.
The children I taught then, in grades 1, 2 and 4, would now be in their 30’s and early 40’s. They are adults in today’s world. Yet nowhere in my thinking of the time did I consider the world into which they would emerge as adults. Computers in the classroom weren’t a consideration, never mind the internet and ubiquitous access to an array of technologies. …
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