Simply my thoughts from my little corner of the universe...
Thursday, February 11, 2010
21st Century Needs
What skills do my high school students "need" to succeed in college and the world beyond? In my college prep class, I teach them a variety of skills like how to search databases, how to determine if resources are valid, how to post information, how to participate in online and face-to-face discussions, and how to write. I guess it all boils down to teaching them to think and share and work together. Technologies available certainly make that more efficient but not necessarily easier. Thinking is difficult and gaining confidence in one's own thinking abilities still seems a daunting task to a high school senior serious about wanting to learn and grow.
When I started this blog, I envisioned a place where I could post ongoing thoughts about specific topics. I started writing about people who influenced me to be me. This year I plan to write about people and situations who keep me being me, specifically the people and situations that make me smile each and every day.
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In this blog, you will find my simple thoughts from my little corner of the universe. That is all...