Do you Empower or Entitle?
This is an excellent article written by Kevin Crouch, which is focused on supporting/coaching teachers’ use of technology in the classroom. Well worth the read.
Disruptive technologies are not tidy. Teachers do not readily restructure lessons, classroom processes, and their roles as professionals in a seamless, painless transition. In coaching teachers through profound shifts in thinking about technology’s role in their students’ learning and how this impacts their role as educators, what I seek and strive for is that aha moment that signals a teacher’s empowerment and ownership in transformative learning with technology.
So how do we create the right environment, the so-called “fertile ground”, for teachers to have this experience? More…