Staying Engaged

engageI had a lively conversation with some great educators on Twitter recently.  It started with an article

Technology:  Myth of MultiTasking.  Not surprising, there were educators who despise “multi-tasking” and those who embrace it without much thought.  I suspect their biases fuel each one of them.  Multi-tasking while driving cannot be compared to multi-tasking while learning.

An interesting book was  recommended to me by  @royanlee on Twitter:  Now You See It:  How Technology Will Transform Schools and Business in the 21st Century.  This book was said to give a nuanced look at multi-tasking/ task-switching.  I intend to buy the book soon.

My own bias about multi-tasking is felt quite strongly.  Still there is a time and a place for everything.

If we asked a group of educators today what student engagement looked like, I am certain the responses would be much different from what they would have been just two decades ago.  The phrase probably wasn’t used much, until recently.  Expectations have also changed.  Goals have changed.

Times are a changing.

If we are focused on the learner, we too will change.  I see no other options.  They want to be engaged. This means something different now than it did in the past.

What does it mean to you?

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2 thoughts on “Staying Engaged

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