Tomorrow is the start of the Innovative Learning Environments Conference in Ohio, and I am so excited. Last year, I was only able to attend a few days, but this year, I’m in for the whole week.
Last year honestly changed my mindset. I wrote about being open to buying an iPhone (which I did), joining Twitter (which I did), and working diligently to incorporate more technology into my classroom (which I did). I took my learning back to the staff in my previous school district and shared everything I could. Hopped up on energy and enthusiasm for bringing cell phones into the classroom and thinking innovatively in times of financial adversity, I was ready to take risks and try new things.
And I was quickly stopped by the brick wall of fear. Fear about what students can do when we give them more access and try to teach them…
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