No Teache Left Behind

By: Karla Valentina Munoz

Providing consistent learning opportunites for teachers and ensuring they are not left behind in learning about new techniques and strategies

By working at an elementary school for the past 4 years, I have seen how teachers come up with different strategies and techniques on how to teach and help their students after being in different workshops. Training workshops are, I believe, one of the most helpful ways to share with teachers what they have found has been functioning awesomely in other places and are worth trying out. They serve as orientation tools for districts to be active participants in students’ education (“Education Evaluation 2013).

Why different practices?

Teachers should be using different practices in orders to reach the demands of all the students. The point is to reach as many students as possible and the best way to do it is by using a combination of different practices. We need to differentiate our lessons, to use different approaches and practices to meet with all the needs of our different students (Newman, 2013).

Should there be a consistent standard for all teacher to meet?

"A Good Teacher Can Inspire Hope, Ignite the Imagination, and instill a love of learning" -Brad Herny

How well teachers are being prepared to master the ISTE Standards for Teacher standards in their classrooms?

· Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity

· Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments

· Model digital age work and learning

· Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility

· Engage in professional growth and leadership (International Society…).


When one is working on a teaching degree, you can talk, hear, read, and write all about teaching, but been in the classroom is where you learn the most. Until you have your own classroom, with students and real situations that is when you are able to prepare yourself. Only by gaining experience you will master some or might be all the standards. Every year is coming with new challenges, so you never stop learning.


References

International Society for Technology in Education. ISTE Standards Teachers. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/20-14_ISTE_Standards-T_PDF.pdf


Massachusetts Department of Elementary and secondary education. (January 24, 2013). Educator Evaluation. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/training/teachers/


Newman, R. (2013). Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc