Mark Barnes

Many Teachers Missing Opportunities to Connect

Posted in Impact on Education by Mark Barnes on March 5, 2010

An interesting post at Adventures in Teaching and Learning outlines “points of disconnect” between teaching “effective teaching.” Basically, the post contends that there are things that keep some teachers from being effective — some of which are personal.

Adding my two cents

The blog post covers five areas of disconnect, but I’d like to add a sixth — unwillingness to improve technology literacy.

Even as technology advances explode in this new millennium, I still see teachers and administrators who are unwilling to accept this explosion and refuse to embrace the kinds of web-based instruction that students desire.

This sort of disconnect has got to stop, and it’s up to all parties involved — government, administrators, teachers and parents — to make it happen.