A new year means a time for reflection and a new start, as educators we get two every year. We start fresh each school year and get a boost mid-way through with the start of a new calendar year. I take the winter break to reflect on how the year is going and what type of course corrections need to be made. How will I make the most of the second half of the school year? How will I make 2015 the best year for my students?
My students are teachers who are working in a relatively new mobile learning environment. My greatest desire for them is to find joy in being learners, to celebrate their risk taking and exploration of mobile learning. I want them to feel free to make mistakes and take pride in learning from them. They have been given the opportunity to transform their classrooms by integrating digital technology in a 1:1 learning environment. I plan on supporting them by providing a variety of examples, modeling the tools, supporting in creative class instruction, facilitating teacher to teacher and teacher to student collaboration.
The air is full of excitement, opportunity and a little bit of nervousness there is no better time to dive in and figure it out together.