I guess this is the first attempt of many in my continuing goal of growing as an educator and as an individual. I am a little frazzled by how fast students are changing with communication and how education is not keeping up with the flow.
As an English teacher I truly believe that with every language there is change, being demonstrated in history time over time. What is hard for me to accept in my own profession is the lack of acceptance with this truth. Teachers are often rigorous in staying with traditional content and pedagogy. However, the “real world” is transforming and we are not doing our students favors if we keep them focused on the same methods of relating to material, harvesting content and delivering ideas.
I am hoping my use of this blog will enable me to feel comfortable with new content delivery and hypertext well enough to teach my students how to use it for academic purposes.