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Please pardon the eighteen-minute length. I seem to have a lot to say...
Always, always, always, no matter what, keep up with the syllabus.
Always have your reading done for each day.
This includes the days after you have been absent, after snow days, or after a suspension.
The classroom is no longer an isolated place where discrete knowledge is passed from teacher to student. Today’s classroom is a complex environment where an overwhelming abundance of constantly-changing (and often conflicting) content from around the world (and beyond) is judged for validity, organized, measured, compared, adapted, synthesized, and then used to initiate and develop new ideas. This content can be imported into the classroom in real time and is managed (read, written and/or spoken about) with an always-evolving student skill set. And then new ideas are published with the world without leaving the room. This new paradigm requires entirely new skills, behaviors, ways of thinking, activities, assignments, technologies, and ethics. I am doing my best to prepare kids for a world that I can barely imagine.