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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Close those machines!

This year's leader for our student council came to our last staff meeting to introduce herself. She began by asking all the teachers to close their laptops. At the end of her short presentation, she couldn't help but comment with a smile that not all the teachers had done as she had asked.

I've pondered this before: lots of teachers (myself included) spend lots of time managing student computer use. Some of us spend a lot of time lamenting the poor spirit shown by students sitting in the classroom doing something other than what they should be doing. But - adults seem to be exactly the same.

What conclusion can we draw here?

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