Guest Blog Post | Embrace Technology to Create Compassionate Connections with ALL Learners @dbc_inc #TechWithHeart #ISTE19

I had the wonderful opportunity to write a guest blog post for the DBC Inc Blog! Make sure to check it out.

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Our personal journeys are powerful. In Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms, I take you through some of the classroom experience from my lens. My personal experiences as an introverted student who struggled with perfectionism have had profound impact on the educator I have become. As a teacher, technology has opened up brand new opportunities in my classroom — to develop a more inclusive classroom environment, empower student voice, ease anxiety, and to allow me to bring a deeper level of compassion to my teaching.

For me, embracing technology in my classroom design has allowed me to:

  • create more time for one-on-one interaction with my students.
  • quickly see where students are struggling.
  • give all students (even introverts and those who need more time to process) the opportunity to share their voice and show their learning.
  • reduce stress in the most rigorous classes I teach, both in the classroom and in homework assignments.

One of my biggest goals in writing Tech with Heart is to spark a conversation around whole-child wellness. The reality is that many of our students seem to have it all together on the surface but may be struggling internally. How do we recognize this as teachers, schools, and parents? For my style of teaching, technology has been a huge answer. 

Check out the full blog post to read about the themes and conversations I hope to spark in writing Tech with Heart.

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