I’m a parent, a teacher, and an active citizen who is passionate about making the world a better place, beginning in my community and my school. I’m especially passionate about making learning fun and rewarding through engaging, real-world activities that put students in the driver’s seat. Technology is key here.
I acknowledge that I work in an area of the U.S. that spends a lot of money on its schools, including technology and teachers. My situation is not universal and my ideas aren’t always transferable to other districts.
Having said that, there is SO much that can be done, with or without technology and money, to improve students’ experience, beginning with our goals. As a Social Studies teacher who is passionate about making the world a better place, that means providing students goals that do just that.