I wrote in an earlier post about school and technology so you may have already read my thoughts on the subject. It was probably clear that, as a former educator, I feel strongly that students need technology integrated into their learning. I recently read a blog post that went even further. This post was encouraging all of us to educate the heart of the student.
I believe this! We have to care for our students and help them find their passion. All of us have a responsibility to make sure they are encouraged and supported as they explore their world in an effort to discover what they’re good at and what they enjoy. This is especially true when working with teens. It’s such a difficult time for them. We have to pay attention to their mental health as well as their physical health.
Travis Jordan, the author of the blog, puts it this way:
- “So I kindly ask you to join me in launching a new challenge for the entire nation...#EduZero. This doesn’t require you to pour ice cold water over your head or jump out of a moving car to dance. This simply asks you to make it your mission to reach as many children as you can. You don’t have to be an educator. You just have to have a beating heart. The objective is simple. This year in our nations schools we vow to make sure that ZERO passions go undiscovered. ZERO stories of our students go unheard. ZERO gifts go unwrapped. ZERO students sitting alone. ZERO SUICIDES. I truly believe the more that we lift up, the less that will get knocked down by themselves or the violent acts of others.”
Technology will certainly be a part of the answer-from using it as a tool to ensuring healthy use of social media. It can be a lot of fun when used wisely. Please join us in this effort.
Have you found your tech joy today?