Pursuing Authentic Learning & Real Engagement

  • The need to establish trusting, caring and respectful relationships so learning can occur. Children won’t engage if they think a teacher doesn’t like or care about them (hmm, sounds familiar…)
  • Engagement is not to be confused with compliance and conformity. Students need to engage in their life, their world around them, and the future.
  • Learning tasks must have a purpose — community projects, blogs, video show-and-tell explanations etc.
  • Students need some autonomy in learning experiences.
  • Generation Z learners are used to using up to 5 screens, communicate with images, want to create things, are future focused, and want to work for success.
  • Technology is a tool best used to raise awareness, to find answers, to take action, and to start conversations.

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