Dr. Tony Wagner has a good pulse on the students and this generation. Specifically, his concerns of how students are failing to learn even when they excel on the test. I teach Business courses and interactive media courses and I have found that many of my students struggle in my class because it requires them to think and problem solve and not simply memorize.
I am a digital immigrant. I would like to think that I was native because I have learned so much while teaching in a computer lab but I can remember the days where classrooms didn’t have computers in them. I remember the days when Oregon Trail was the most exciting thing that anyone could do on the computer. Where problem solving was required like how much meat can I carry back to the wagon or how many bullets should I purchase from the storekeeper.
I look forward to gaining some additional tools and skills. I being an immigrant will need all of the additional training I can to fit in with the natives and move about their world as I try to teach them how to think again.