I model for my students my love of learning and my passion for reading. I also try to model being patient and understanding.
I think as educators we need to be modeling all the time! We need to read, write, and calculate with the kids.
I feel that we need to be giving the students more control in the classroom. We need to teach the students to be responsible for their own learning and education.
As far as modeling social responsible technology, we should have "teacher" twitter, facebook, etc accounts. We should communicate on these social networks with our students and show them how to use these technologies responsibly.
I model for my students my ability to go with the flow when teaching. What I have planned rarely goes the way it's written. I think its valuable for students to know that things can not go as planned, but we can still be successful in school.
I think that we need to do more modeling of making mistakes/taking chances in school! I have so many students that know the correct answer, but are afraid/too timid to share their ideas. If we could show our students that teachers don't always know the answers then maybe they would be more willing to share/take chances!
We can model socially responsible technology by using technology more often. Like Stephanie said, as teachers we should have "teacher" facebooks, twitters, skype accounts to be in contact with our students when we are not togther. If we get students engaged in technology then they will be more willing to be try new technologies and teach us about things they know.
I model for students by having patience, using kind words and expressing my love for all the students.
I also believe that as teachers we need to show students they can all succeed as long as they try their best. We also can show our students that as teachers make mistakes too, but we learn from them and become smarter.
We can teach students that when there is question no one knows the answer to, we can look to the internet for help. If we get students engaged as early an age as preschool, they will be much more prepared for technology.
I have learned this year, in particular, that modeling is so crucial for anything (technology or otherwise). I have realized how many false assumptions I have about what my students already know. Everything we teach them, we need to assume this is the first time they are learning it. This is not just academically, but socially, and technologically as well. I model respect for my students because I expect it from them in return. I model organizational skills and study skills, even if I am sure they have been taught these things before.
I have so much still to learn about social networking and how to use it responsibly, but I can learn with my students. In this way, I am modeling that I am a lifelong student, I do not know everything, and I respect them as my teachers in this area.
I try to everyday to model for my students my passion for my subject and for learning. I constantly share with my students new things that I've learned or any connections that I've made with our class content and something I've experienced outside the classroom.
As Dawn said, I also believe that we need to model for students respect, patience and compassion. Not only does it create a more enjoyable environment and help students to develop emotionally, when students feel welcome and comfortable they will be more successful and take more risks.
Although I am not teaching I still feel that I am able to model through my interactions with people. I model risk taking and realizing that if you have the passion to do something you can do anything you put your mind to. Even if you fail you had the courage to take the risk which is very important. I also model that learning never ends. We learn throughout our whole lives and have to learn that we are not perfect.
I also think that like other students in the class I model patience, respect, and compassion. It is so important to model and by using technology I feel that it can help enable us to do this. The video really helped to see how all professionals model and I think that it is important to see not only teachers modeling but also principal's and other school staff.
As we know teaching can be a stressful job at times, demostrating patience towards the students who maybe causing the stress is one way I model a positive attitude and perspective on life. Creating this type of environment for the students will eventually have them modeling what is being presented in the classroom. Students mock, imitate and mimic what they see, hear and what others do daily.
Agreeing with Stephanie C, I also think using social networks such as facebook, twitter skype, etc in the classroom can gives teachers an advantage for advancing their students in the world of technology while teaching them the proper etiquette for using these websites. Using these social networks as Stephanie mentioned can be a way for teachers to collaborate and share new materials on teaching and facilitating their classroom all across the world.
I am not yet a teacher; however, I feel I model through my social interactions, as well as those in my current job as a proposal writer. I work in a very small department, so not much goes unnoticed. I feel that by demonstrating my respect and courtesy toward others, I receive the same in return. I also model job-related behaviors as I am currently a mentor for a new employee. I feel she is learning more by my examples than the traditional training I am providing to her.
Although I cannot speak from experience, it seems to me that a desire and willingness to learn and accept help would be important to model in a classroom - technology being a good example. A teacher who asks students for help with learning or figuring out a new device or application that the students may already understand may help students realize learning is a never-ending process and that asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of.
As has already been mentioned, teachers model all day, every day! As one of the speakers in the video stated, teachers naturally just model all day long, without even thinking about it. It is just the nature of the job, and for most, it is second nature. I model everything from how to walk through the halls and wait quietly when you need help, to how to complete a certain type of problem and how to think about it.
As far as technology goes, at this point, in my particular position, I do not have the ability to use technology during the day with my students. However, I do model with other teachers. I demonstrate what I have learned about technology, hoping that they become more comfortable with it, because they are the ones who can use it with students every day. I try to show them that technology is not as complicated as they think, and that there are plenty of resources and help available if and when they need it.
How do I model? I think I model my passion for learning something new. I model kindness and compassion. I model taking risks without fear of failure. As a teacher, like the teacher from the video stated beautifully, we model all day long. I model greeting a person, whether I know them or not. I model respect. I model being a good listener. I model being ok with not being perfect, that it is ok to not have all the answers, that it is ok to stumble sometimes. I model how to take on a problem and trying to solve it.
I just started using a Flip camera in my enrichment class. I do not know much about movie maker and I model that it is fun to discover and explore new tools. I model learning from others. My students have taught me sooo much about this camera and about movie maker .They have also learned so much about each other and have helped each other with using the camera, movie maker, and their own personal artwork.
I hope to one day say that I model the use technology in the art room every day.
How do I Model?
There are so many way to model for students. As teachers it is vital that we lead by example. I am not teaching as of yet, but I will model by leading by example and through communicating with my students. Students should be fully aware of whats expected of them with no surprises. School and life is not about surprise, its about educating our students.
What do we need to do more for our students? Hmmm, I think providing a safe environment that promotes learning is key. Its important to set boundaries, but we need to allow kids to explore different technologies to advance learning.
Ive always been super sensitive about being private on the internet. I have a facebook and dont think that there is anything wrong with having a facebook page, but I also practice responsible "interneting" by making my page private and not posting things that are inappropriate. Again, I think its important to communicate with young people and kids about being responsible when on the internet.
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