Love this. ” ” if I were to lose the devices (iPads) that that my students have I would mourn the loss not of the technology but of the voices that my students have gained through having them. “
Being an introvert is not a bad thing. Recently there is a wave of writing discussing how schools are failing to meet the needs of introverts by creating classrooms that demand that students become extroverts in order to succeed.
These are the student who will share a great idea with you privately after class when the crowd has dissipated. These are the students who write the most amazing and insightful papers but during debates keep that insight to themselves. I have spent my entire career trying to find ways to make them feel comfortable enough to risk sharing in my class. In reality I have never found a way to hear from regularly. So they sit silently, all of their talents and gifts, their thoughts and ideas, present but unheard.
Today, if I were to lose the devices (iPads) that that my students have I would mourn the loss…
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