This post first appeared on eSchoolNews.
Too often, when trying to persuade teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum, administrators look to the wrong people as role models. Rather than enlist the younger, tech savvy teachers or the early adopters, Tom Daccord suggest to enlist Bob.
“Bob is a veteran, respected teacher who is reluctant to use technology.
He’s not intransigent, but he’s a skeptic who questions its value and voices reservations.”
Rather than focus on what’s possible Someday, Tom suggests that teachers and administrators instead look to the goals that could be achievable on Monday. In that instance, enlist “Bob” to show the faculty what is immediately attainable.