Technology Education Teacher, Groton, CT - August 30, 2016
The staff and administration was supportive of new teaching methods. Workshops were given to help teachers to keep up with research and laws. I enjoyed teaching students about Technology and how to use it to solve problems. I learned that each student has many different ways of learning and sometimes the best way is the one they are interested in solving. The future is based on developing students divergent thinking skills by creating and developing strategies for future sustainable systems in technology. An example was to have 6th graders using a pnuematic Legos kit build a device that will move itself a meter. Working with a partner, the students would solve the problem creatively by developing ideas into a prototype model. The solution of each group was different. It was great to teach classes when students are really excited about learning. Sometimes teaching is difficult when class time is consumed by test taking and assemblies.