Access to technology affords children the opportunity to soar. It allows them to dream of what a future of education that is far beyond what was conceived and anticipated many years ago.
How children learn is constantly changing and students today need more opportunities to work differently as their learning skills dictate. They need to be able to use every learning technique and tactic; to collaborate and exchange ideas on an array of subjects and topics. They need to communicate and demonstrate flexibility in the ways they look at and solve problems in order to discover and bring out their best results.
The difference between goal setting and promise keeping needs to be explored. While there is still much talk and setting goals, short term and longer, we cannot escape the fact, that, as situations change, goals will change accordingly. In the end what was originally anticipated may not be viable weeks or months later.
Let us take, for example two people getting married. When the vows are made, what would happen if one of the individuals were to say to the other, “my goal is to stay with you as long as we both shall live”. How would the other person take that. We could say that the marriage may end right there. Could you imagine setting a goal to stay together? That is why, when the question of staying together until death parts them, the answer is usually, “I will”. It’s a promise and promises are made to be kept.
Children need to not only be educated in goal setting but also in promise keeping. They need to know that their word must be ironclad reliable. How about that for a chance in education!