Philosophy of Adaptation:
1. My motto for creating 21st Century Learners.
Making a school a home for “globe trotters” to develop creativity, inquiry, exploration, development of evidence based opinions, expression of student voices and problem solving skills.
I decided on this motto because I feel that students educated in the use of technology are the new Globe Trotters. Technology, as a tool, can transport an island village child anywhere in the world. They can establish relationships with other students worldwide and see the cities and countries where they live. They are able to access any information about any place in real time.
The characteristics I listed are things that I believe are essential for learners to have. I want to be able to develop these characteristics in my students because I feel that they are essential qualities for the different aspects of life that one my encounter. I believe this skill set can overcome many obstacles that the students will encounter in life. Many of the ideas for this Motto have come from discussions on twitter or with others in my PLN.
2. How do I adapt to change in my environment?
I will begin my teaching career with the skills I have today. I will continue my teaching career by listening, observing, and communicating with students, teachers, parents, the educational community, and the technology community so that I am continually stretching, evolving, bending, and reaching, to become a better version of me each time I introduce myself to a class.
3. How do I support my students in adapting to change?
As I move forward I will support my students in adapting to this change by exposing them to technology and its various adaptations. Through exploration and exposure to the constant change of technology students can learn to apply their previous knowledge to the new and ever-changing technologies. Thinking out of the box is another way I can support my students. I will begin teaching my students to see new and different adaptations for programs, games, and other technologies. I hope to use various games or programs with my class to teach different topics or ideas. I want my students to experience thinking outside of the norm or the standard. This type of thinking develops the students ability to apply their knowledge to the development of new processes or ideas and well as solving problems in or out of school.