Sunday, November 23, 2014
Blog Post 14
I enjoyed reading the USA Today article "Teaching our children can be a profession: column", by Mr. Joel Klein. I strongly agree with what he said about there being many thing I would change more than one thing about education.
The first thing I agree with is using technology to improve teaching and learning. There are so many new technological things I have learned in EDM310. There should be no reason why more technology isn't being used in the classroom now a days. You don't have to have a smart board or iPads to be considered caught up. If you have a working computer in your classroom then you have several websites than can be introduced and shared with your students to make learning more interesting.
Also,I agree with Mr. Klein when he says "we've let virtually anyone with a college degree become a teacher". Not everyone was meant to be a teacher. I hear stories now about how some coaches, that teach as well, don't even teach. They let their kids just sit around and play on their cell phones all day. How is that preparing then for college, or better yet the real world.
Finally, I agree with professionalize teaching, and make it a well-respected profession. Now a days students get away with anything. The main problem with that is that their parents let them. Students don't take their teachers serious, but with out school where would you be. People listen to a doctor to learn how and what to take to get over their sickness. So, why wouldn't students listen to a teacher to help them pass the test, or even the class. I believe it is because students know that the teacher has to bas them. So why take it serious, why try?