Simplicity, Efficiency, and Quality will make anything a success!
That is my motto that I live my life by. I try to make everything as simple as possible, as efficent as possible, and as high quality as possible.
Whenever, I can achieve on high levels of all three categories I know that I am doing something right.
Simplicity in Education:
Schools tend to over complicate things.
Hour long staff meetings that could be covered in a short sentence email.
1000 rules for classroom behavior.
Lesson Plans on one program, grades on another.
College-prep or tech-prep.
Things could be simpler.
Tools can make life and work simple and we should use that in Education as often as we can. Listed below are just a few examples of how simplifying education can improve students learning and overall experience:
- When studying or giving notes use a tool like Socrative or a Google Form to receive instant feedback on student learning. Instant feedback!
- Passing along information...can be a major headache but using online technology you share documents, videos, presentations, or just a quick message to whoever needs to see it. Tools educators and administrators need to utilize better.
- School Websites
- Email Contacts/Groups
- Twitter Feeds
- Make the rules in your school/class simple. (all the rules you need are listed below; no more than 5 rules usually works best)
- Be Ready
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
What are some other ways we could simplify education?