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“When Adaptive Technology and Powerful Messages Collide”

“I attended my first IEP meeting when I was nineteen,” begins Jordyn Zimmerman’s keynote address at the 2016 Building Learning Communities conference in Boston, MA.  It was a pivotal moment in her education, and her life.

Jordyn is an amazing young woman.  She has plans to become a teacher, and I can safely say I dream about my kids having teachers like her.  Sadly, the system did not always provide the support and resources to make that dream seem possible.  Jordyn’s address includes five crucial mindsets for anyone who wants education to be world-changing.

  1. Students want to learn
  2. Don’t assume how your students feel or what they think.
  3. Have high expectations for all students.
  4. Always be kind.
  5. Please know, in one way or another, you will be part of your students’ lives forever.

Watch Jordyn’s keynote (Big thanks to @BrianJMull for Periscoping the talk for me!):

Follow Jordyn on Twitter.

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