Meet Ashley Lambert and Her Desire to Lead to the Investigation of the Mind to Learn

This from Ashley Lambert, a student at the University of Alabama after watching the Digital Smarts video that Edutopia posted about my class.

Ashley Lambert says at the end of her post:

“[We need to] adapt the curriculum in a way that leads to a investigation of the mind to learn and not just using a test on paper with a pencil. We all indeed learn differently, which makes each and every one of us truly special.”

Oh, Ail22 – you are so right on, and yet, many of us bemoan a system in so many schools that is pushing teachers to increasingly standardize and group plan.  We must remember how the English defeated the Spanish Armada – the behemoth ships that could not move because of their size and bulk.  Our success is dependent upon empowering Teacherpreneurs like you to adapt the curriculum.

Don't you just love her use of words here “leading to the investigation of the mind to learn.”  Is it too revolutionary to allow teachers to adapt what they are doing?

Oh, Ashley – keep on your path of learning and do not let anyone steal the joy and passion for teaching we already see in your blogging.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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ail22 October 19, 2009 - 10:44 pm

Thanks Vikci A. Davis for your comments on my blog. I really apprieciate it. I really believe we all will have to work together in order to bring out the change we are seeking with our education system. Technology is only a piece of the pie that waiting on its other parts to make it a whole.
Thanks again

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