Today’s guest is Kelly Tenkely. Kelly has dedicated herself to illuminating how educators can integrate technology in their classrooms. She has started her own school, Anastasis Academy (anastasisacademy.com/), dedicated to shaping the development of the whole-child by engaging the mind, body, and spirit.
On the podcast, we talk about educator development, why Kelly doesn’t use textbooks, and how tech can help encourage students to read.
- “I think the biggest thing that technology’s done for us has given us the ability to empower kids in a new way as learners and creators, because now they don’t have to wait for educators to create for them.” Kelly at 1:07
- “I’ve found the most impactful professional development that my teachers engage in is installing their own passions and bringing those back.” Kelly at 3:15
- “Technology helps this because it gives them the ability to drive their learning when there isn’t a teacher there to be the experts well” Kelly at 6:24
- “So I think with the technology it’s so great that you have tools that enable that kind of empowered learning” Kelly at 8:30
- “As an educator I think we have to identify and explore our passions and curiosities even and especially those that aren’t directly related to education. ” Kelly at 10:10
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