Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Possibilities & Authenticity
Reading Katie Hanifin’s article in Edweek, suggest our job as educators is to open our students’ eyes to possibilities. As I reflect on our discussion tonight during Classroom Redesign concerning authentic learning, I believe the two ideas must coincide. The authenticity for each student may not be the same, just as opening their eyes to possibilities will be different for each. 21st Century teaching appears to be way outside the box. As we encourage students to think more for themselves and become more involved in their own learning, we, as teachers, must provide enough freedom, enabling them to look for their own possibilities and create their own authentic learning.