Teaching the Whole Child Through ITE. Written and Presented by Mary E. LaLuna, BS, MAE. What is Teaching the Whole Child?. It is the difference between purple and green. It is preparing our children for the 21 st century.
Teaching the Whole Child Through ITE
Written and Presented by
Mary E. LaLuna, BS, MAE
It is the difference between purple and green.
It is preparing our children for the 21st century.
It is about current educators becoming fluent in 21st century literacy.
It is putting into practice what the educational community has always known.
Teaching the Whole Child
From the mouth of an IBM software engineer…
When asked, what type of technology does a child today need, this is what his answer was…
I can't answer that, because I believe that in 6th grade kids shouldstill be playing, learning social skills on the playground or in thecafeteria, and discovering their talents - not learning how to createnew gadgets so people can avoid reality.
Had the luxury of simple expectations
There was no fear of passing a federal test
There was no need for a social security card until a driver’s license was needed (another milestone which only came after years of riding a bike)
The child born in 1960 could access the mainstream world dreamed of distant galaxies and can also access a virtual one with ease.
How is this possible when we need to meet the standards?
“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”Sir Isaac Newton, From Brewster, Memoirs of Newton (1855)