Either way you look at it, teachers are learners and when we let our students know that, we empower them to be learners, too. When we are the “deliverers of all information” we steal something special. Learning is connections that we make with the world, and that is something that can’t be delivered. It has to be discovered. Uncovered. Found. Like a gem mined from the dirt. We can hand a kid a different pick axe to try… but the uncovering must be theirs. If being all-knowing-deliverers-of-information worked, then we would tell babies how to walk by showing them a PowerPoint. We’d lecture to kindergarteners to teach them how to write their name. But we know it doesn’t work. Play. Exploration. Facilitation of discovery. We bring the world into our classrooms with technology, and we allow kids to uncover the gems.

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