As an educator, I am charged with two responsibilities. OK, probably more than that, but I am gong to focus on two today. The first is the obvious one. I have the duty to impart information to the students and help them gain a certain level of competency with that material. In my case, that would be the ability to use the Spanish language. The second responsibility is harder. I must develop the future leaders of the world and equip them with skills and abilities that will help them navigate life beyond college. Teaching them to succeed in the future using technology and ideas that haven’t been invented or thought of yet involves much more than just the ability to correctly conjugate verbs and form a coherent sentence. I need to teach them to recognize and be able to obtain the knowledge and skills that they will need even if those skill sets don’t yet exist. I hope you will help me in this endeavor to bring up incredible leaders for our future!
April 28th, 2011 by Burlw