“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” John D. Rockefeller
Doesn’t that say it all! My new mission is to get schools to throw out their ‘old school mentality’ and embrace the new ways of doing things. Students have a different mentality towards learning because of the way they were brought up with technology. Their brains work faster, their learning style is quicker and they expect to multitask as they are learning.
As Alan Cohen says: “It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”
My personal mission is to take the frustration out of student’s learning by removing the pencil from note taking.
Unleash the brain’s capability of multitasking! Remove the student’s writers block by teaching them how to type to help express their thoughts! Move the student from the PRISON of the pencil to the freedom and flow of the keyboard!
Carrie Shaw is President of Keyboard Classroom. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org