Thursday, April 2, 2015

EVERY Student Has Their Own Genius.

This was a video originally shared with us by our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. John Simpson.  The minute I saw it, I wanted to share it out.  What an amazing five minutes of truth! This supports our entire educational philosophy and why we are determined to help begin the movement for a much-needed change in education. Our kids are growing up in a different world than we did.  It is a world where standardized test scores do not begin to define a student or their "genius".  Every student has genius and we as teachers should be trying to find out every student's genius. What is their passion?  What do they love?  What makes them tick?  What makes them want to learn? What ignites their inner motivation? We cannot continue a one size fits all education and expect that all students will preform the same on tests, assignments or projects.  We can no longer ask students to memorize facts, regurgitate information or play the "school" game and expect students to go out into world and be successful.

Let's put students in the driver's seat of their own learning.  Let's help them ignite their flame of motivation and help them become self-motivated learners. When you can tap into a student's passion, you will tap into their genius.  You will unlock the intrinsic motivation that every child needs to become a life-long learner. School and education have become two different things and there needs has to to be a change if we want to prepare students for the world they are growing up in. Just listen and watch. I want every one of my students to say the words, "I am genius!"  How about you?

1 comment:

  1. good title, and I like your ecplanation to why everyone is truly a genious