Thursday, August 9, 2012

Voice of the Active Learner

I was recently sent this video that puts into perspective the new type of learner that is entering our schools.  The problem, however, is that the majority of schools across this country and beyond are doing very little to meet his/her diverse learning needs.  Times are different and thus learners are different.  Isn't it about time that schools focus more on the learning needs of our students as opposed to preparing them to bubble in answers on tests or ensuring that they follow orders? Let's listen to what our students are trying to tell us in order to make learning relevant, meaningful, and applicable in a new age.

This process begins with educators making a concerted effort to become active learners themselves.


  1. What else is there to say...we have to keep up with the times to keep up with the students. Our students need us to be less "That's the way we've always done it!" and more "What can I do differently that will help each of you learn better!"

    We have to learn to help the students learn!!

  2. Interesting! The video also subtly implies the increase in student confidence! Ya'll have to keep up with ME! Technology integration has a direct/indirect effect on student confidence. Cool video. Sharing it with my team.

  3. Absolutely loved this--message and graphics! Will pass it on whereever I can. FranToomey