Friday, December 4, 2015

Are teachers being asked the right questions?

Teaching teachers to include technology into their lessons takes time, practice, and patience. I often hear from administrators who are frustrated because their teachers are using technology to present information to the students and not for the students to actively learn. 

How can you motivate change? Start by asking the right questions. Instead of asking the teacher, "are you using technology", ask the teacher, "how are you using technology to enhance the students' knowledge of your content area"?

When I ask teachers this question, I often get a pause and a moment of reflection. They realize then that it's not about using technology itself, but using it in a way that enhances the students ability to understand the subject. 

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