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Here is an excellent article on the EPGGA blog where they quote of all people — me!

She concurs with my observation about making students the teachers and the teacher becoming the facilitator. This is absolutely at the core of the teaching methods I use. I have noticed a significant difference in mastery.

My grades in Computer Fundamentals jumped from a 92 average to a 98 average in one year — same test. I've seen the same in Computer Science as I've used this method, particularly with wikis — an 88 average last year for the class — this year I have one class with a 92+ average and one class with a 98+ average — same tests.

This tells me that something has changed! The textbook hasn't changed. I haven't changed. My assessment hasn't changed except for the addition of wikis in lieu of papers. The teaching method changed and the grades have improved which in my opinion reflects an increased mastery of the subject.

As I peruse the educational blogosphere, I continue to be reinforced and even more passionate about a student centered approach to teaching and learning!

My article: Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Teach Students to Teach Themselves

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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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