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I totally agree with this statement in fact it has been the mantra for my entire teaching career. Change for the sake of change is not what I'm talking about here ... I'm talking about change as an opportunity to evolve and grow. If I thought that I had teaching all figured out ... I'd go do something else. We expect the students to learn and grow ... should we as teachers not model and embrace this as well. I'm not saying abandon best practice or things that have worked nor to drop everything and start anew ... I'm saying seek out opportunities to grow that push you a bit out of your comfort zone and take a bit of a risk. Not everything that I have tried to change has worked but each time I learned something and have always tried to maintain a growth mindset. I know at my school this year I am living up to my mantra by being a part of a #rcsdconnect program that connects educators in my division and has given devices to utilize as tools with my class everyday. I am taking coding in my math class up a notch (game my students an integer program made in scratch and told them to just PLAY with what they see) and integrating Minecraft into my class more to (making roller coasters right now to teach slope)I am also excited about this #IMMOOC opportunity to promote change and innovation . I am fortunate to have a great young intern to work with this semester and I feel I need to model a growth and innovative mindset to help him and his future students as innovation in education will continue to move forward.
Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 20 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.