Teachers are better together!
Nationally and internationally, educators are excited about Les Foltos' techniques for effective peer coaching. The model for Peer Coaching outlined in his 2011 TED talk has been implemented in 40 countries and counting with powerful results.
Now you have it in this concise guide to effective coaching! Train teachers to help each other refine their classroom strategies and tailor them to 21st Century needs. Foltos' insights include
How peer coaching that makes a difference involves much more than just one teacher offering another advice.
How a coaching relationship is first built on trust, and then on the willingness to take risks.
Why peer coaching should focus on adapting teaching methods to the technological future of education.
For schools to effect the changes the future demands, teachers must learn how to collaborate effectively. With this book, Les Foltos shows the way.
Chapter 8: Enhancing Learning by Integrating Technology
Enhancing Learning by Integrating Technology
Technology is not like fire, it aids learning through pedagogy and content.
—Chris Dede, (L. Foltos, personal notes, June, 2008)
If teachers ask students to solve problems that have meaning to them and others outside of school, there is a strong likelihood students will be communicating, collaborating, gathering and analyzing information, and expressing their learning in creative ways. Most likely, students will be using hardware and software. When it comes to integrating technology into classroom learning, part of the teachers’ dilemma is deciding what technology to include. The blackboard has the same half-life as plutonium. Technology seems to have the same shelf life as milk and produce. It almost needs a [Page 134]“Best if used by” date on ...