Today in class I was excited that the computer lab was open. This is the second week that we have been in the computer lab working on various Web 2.0 sites. This is my niche, this is exciting learning to me, the internet has so many wonderful things, I LOVE TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!!
When I told the class that we would be in the computer lab again (I can’t believe it was open for two weeks in a row), I could see the falling countenance on a handful of faces. So, I asked –
“Who doesn’t like it when we have computer lab days?”
About 5 hands went up (girls – which is a whole different subject but some that I’ve done research on with gender based learning). So I asked,
“Why don’t you like it?”
To which I got responses like….
“I like to do hands on projects.”
“I like to do crafty things.”
“I like to do things with groups – not sitting alone at the computer.”
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks…. I had fallen into that old trap of TEACHING IN THE MANNER IN WHICH I LIKE TO LEARN AND BE TAUGHT!!!
I pride myself in “mixing things up” – but sometimes I like to fall back into my comfort zone. This was the second week in my “teaching PJ’s” – I mean I had put on my SLIPPERS too.
My apologies to Delaney, Madison, Hannah, Big Mack…..
After Spring Break I am going to have to get dressed – maybe I’ll put on a sequined dress and high heels…….