April 12, 2015
This week I had to comment on Mr. Warlick's blog post. His post this week discusses the future of a classroom. In this article, Mr. Warlick discusses how a college students asks this veteran English Teacher about his future in teaching public school. This teacher believes that in the future there will be a "virtual school" with a "super teacher".
Mr. Warlick believes that the main purpose of education is to teach the student to "learn", and prepare them for adult life. One of his quotes states "But if its purpose is to prepare our children for adult life, then the job of the teacher is to help learners to understand what they've Googled and develop the essential literacy skills and habits of questioning, analyzing and assigning context to the Googled information." Ending his blog, he states that "teachers need to learn and relearn" as things change. "This is the notion of expertise that teachers need to model and that students need to see every day, the essential and constant practice of contextual learning-skills / learning-literacies."