new strategies and techniques.

The Education Of Children

How would you suggest us, as a nation, provide consistent learning opportunities for teachers and ensure that they are not left behind in learning about new techniques and strategies?

The question above is a good question to response back because it makes you to do a little thinking about ways those principals, teachers, counselors and also the board members to receive assistance.

I believe that it is the upmost important for teachers to be aware of and receive excellent assistance with learning about the new advance forms of technology and with research topics in order to better assist students. There are many concepts available for the teachers to receive help in learning new techniques and strategies.

* One way could have meetings at school with the parents and then outside of school for staff to go over new strategies and techniques. I think when having meeting in groups and then ask or offer someone one or two time during the school years to come and have a training sessions to help to ensure teachers to have a clearly understand on how to use materials and the new technology. I have never heard anything about teacher being left behind in the system.

*One of the techniques can be invented a national day or month where schools in the cities and counties areas gathering together and focus on training staff in certain areas of technology and have it nationwide so that everyone can share in the activities and get a good feel of the materials.

*It would also be an excellent idea to have a national month for teachers so that no teacher or staff member is left behind. Each teacher will have a system based around the individual student. I believed they will receive practices that each individual teacher will include in their learning process.

For example: It can be establishing a rule that all teachers across the world can have a lesson plan for two or three times a week to include a certain type of technology. Students all across the country will continue to sharpen their 21rst century skills more.

*There could also be a consistent standard for all teachers to meet such as a test to see how much they have improving with the new strategies. They can also be tested on how well they are teaching techniques to all students. It needs to be noted by a standard that all teachers in certain states must have a certain score to meet with the standards that have been place upon them. If they do not keep the score, they will have to take another training course that will help train them in the area they need or did not pass.

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*Should all teachers across the country use certain practices? If so, what would those be?
1- Try to promoted and maintain good communication skills
2- We need to grasp and hold the student’s engagement

3- Use plenty of humor, but keep it at a average level
4- Act don't react
5- Try to be clear and precise in your instructions.
6- Give plenty of room to allow students to input freely on their own
7- Look mostly for positive feedback
8- Always encourage the students to participate in decision making
9- Establish peer learning from one to another

10- Let the student see that the love in your job/performance and the subject for teaching is directly for them

Should there be a consistent standard for all teachers to meet, just as students must pass high stakes tests?

Many states and school districts mandate testing programs to gather data about student achievement over time and to hold schools and students accountable. Schools may be judged according to the school-wide average scores of their students. High school-wide scores may bring public praise or financial rewards; low scores may bring public embarrassment or heavy sanctions. For individual students, high scores may bring a special diploma attesting to exceptional academic accomplishment; low scores may result in students being held back in grade or denied a high school diploma.

These various high-stakes testing applications are enacted by policy makers with the intention of improving education. For example, it is hoped that setting high standards of achievement will inspire greater effort on the part of students, teachers, and educational administrators.

*Share your thoughts on how well teachers are being prepared to master the NETS-T standards in their classrooms

In terms of mastering the NETST standards in their classrooms I think it depends on the schools and staff. By that I mean that sometimes it can depend on how well the schools are doing in introducing students and staff to technology, digital work and other skills. For example, one of the NETS T standards talks about effectively using digital media in the class. (International Society for Technology in Education, 2008) I remember that when I did one of the interviews one of the staffs mentioned that they had been implementing new technology into the school. So I think that schools and instructors in certain places are starting to implement technology. I think that some teachers may be being prepared but then there may be others who may feel that they need more support. I think it just depends on each teacher and the schools.


* The NETS*S is broken up into six strands:

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Communication and Collaboration and Decision Making

  • Research and Information Fluency

  • Critical Thinking,

  • Problem Solving Technology Operations and Concepts