Relevance vs. Relationships: I’ve Got a Question?

via relevantchildrensministry.com Does having a relationship with a student automatically make an educator relevant to that student in the classroom? I have had some interesting conversations about this topic, about “Generation Z,” the very students walking our halls right now, and the idea that a relationship does NOT equate to relevance in the classroom. Let me explain how this all started. As a parent of two “Gen Z” kiddos, I’m trying to understand the balance of technology infused instruction vs. what might be considered traditional methods that will best meet my children’s learning needs. I want my kids to be…

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Technology in Middle Class American Homes

I’ve been reflecting on the changes that have taken place over the past 5-10 years with technology in our schools. Wow! It’s an amazing transformation.  My husband overheard one of my conversations and mentioned how drastically technology has changed in our home over that same period of time. I really didn’t believe him…then I started assessing some things…and he may have a point! Here’s What the Technology Landscape Looks like in my Middle Class American Household:   Family Member DAD (Banker & Ownerr of a Mini-Storage Business) MOM (School Administrator turned consultant/speaker) Daughter (11 incoming 6th grader) Son (6…just graduated…

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