Tuesday, July 17, 2012
New Ways of Looking at Time on Task and Learning
I love the letter that Mr. Johnson wrote to his students after he yelled at them (pages 112 and 113). This shows a big shift in his thinking about the learning taking place in his classroom. He's come to realize that the idea of "time on task" has changed and also, as stated toward the end of the letter, "You [the students] have taught me that if students are excited about learning, they will end up working harder." Have you noticed a change in how you think of learning and time on task in your classroom since the introduction of technology into your classroom? Have you seen a shift in your students' attitude toward learning?