If I Built a School...
If I were to build a school, it would probably be very similar to Krissy Venosdale's. It would be a place where students learned what they wanted to learn and not what they had to learn. It would be a comfortable and cozy place and definitely stress free. Teachers will keep the curiosity in students keeping them interested in learning. There will be no test because I believe test do not measure a students knowledge. Test add on to the stress that a kid should not have. I want my school to be a place students want to be not what to leave from.
What I Want My Students to Know
After I graduate, I would like to teach Elementary School. I want my students to know what they need to know and what they want to know. I want to spark their curiosity in different things. I want to ask many questions that they will probably never find the answer to. I want my students to be excited to learn and I want to keep my students interested and make sure that there is not a dull moment in the classroom.
What I Want My Students to Be Able to Do
I want my students to be able to do anything that they want to do. I do not want to hear a student say that they can not do something. If my student wanted to build a bottle rocket, I want to be able to give him or her the knowledge and skills to build a bottle rocket. I want to give my students the knowledge to be able to do anything they want to.
What Will Be My Primary Way of Teaching My Students What I Want Them to Know and to Do/What Tools Will I Use in the Classroom
Sugata Mitra is right that technology is taking over. If a person wanted to know something, what would they do? Get on the internet and search it. If I wanted to learn how to build something, I would probably get on YouTube and look it up. Technology has given us an edge on learning and as a future teacher, I know that technology and the internet will eventually be included in all school systems for students to freely use. So my primary way of teaching is to include technology and the internet into learning. Since there is a chance that when I begin teaching students will have access to the internet daily, lets say if I had a class of forth graders learning the solar system, I would ask them to get in groups, get on the internet for ten minutes, and then we will have a class discussion on what we found. In my opinion, I think this will keep a students interest because there are not any kids that can sit long enough to listen to a teacher lecture. This way the students will learn from their peers and myself. I can elaborate on things that they came across but do not know what it is. It keeps the students from being bored.
What Role Will Students Play in the Classroom
Students along with their peers will work together and obtain knowledge. Every student will have a chance to say what is on their mind and ask questions about the things they are interested in. Students will learn what they what to learn. It is about what they what not what I want.
"Satisfaction brought it back."