This would have been enough. Truly. Our community, while small in population at around 3,000 residents, is bursting at the seams with the economic growth and international businesses that line its streets. We have some phenomenal things taking place in Northwest Iowa. Not only that, but many of us who grew up here, return here. I've been elsewhere, in great districts, big cities, you name it. Like Dorothy said..."There's no place like home." But--with technology, our "home" just became a little bigger...
|Dr. David Brommer on a GH with our kids|
I encourage you to use Skype or Google Hangout to get your classes engaged in real-time learning from experts. Teachers aren't supposed to be the "sage on the stage" anymore. Those days are (or should be) obsolete. We are facilitators. We teach them to fish. Fish for information, not just feed them. They'll learn these skills from you and develop them on their own. It's inspiring. Walk down your own main street. Find your local experts. Get them into schools to share what they know. And for the rest....get out the computer.... Use your Six Degrees of Separation to find that you actually have many more resources than you ever dreamed possible. It's time to connect and be inspired! After all, every career began with a teacher.
|Ultimate Dodgeball--Teachers against Teachers while the kids cheered us on! A great way to cap off Career Week|