Tool Dedicated to Teachers Searching Inspired Learning
In several occasions, beautiful and original songs didn’t manage to become hits right away, and nor did their variations performed by other artists and their producers. But, after a while, such a song manages ends up being a real masterpiece, reaching success and becoming a hit. This may be due to the song’s new tempo, used instruments, parts added to the old version of the song, singer, and so on. But, the truth is that these details are not that important, as the most important thing is that, after all, a variation of that song managed to produce a significant impact on people. Regarding its success, it is almost impossible to tell what triggered it, especially in the beginning.
To add to this matter, do you know the story of Columbus’s egg? The story presents the fact that no one knows how to make an egg stand straight. Then Columbus comes along and, after slightly crushing the egg at one of its ends, the egg manages to stand without any help. Thus, everybody knows now how to make an egg stand. So, as you can see, a small detail can make a huge difference.
I’d like to draw a parallel between introduction and education. I am not a teacher, but I believe that, in many occasions, teachers are left with the impression that children are not paying attention to their classes, therefore, not achieving “success” in education. It must be a rather frustrating experience to see that, in spite of being an involved and enthusiastic teacher, you do not get proper feedback and don’t see the results of your hard work.
Maybe lessons should be treated in the same manner as the egg in Columbus’s story. Maybe one slight variation is all you need to capture the attention of kids in class. Creating an inspiring lesson is not such a difficult challenge, as introducing small details like certain images or videos added to the existing lesson, may be just the thing that will make the difference. Most certainly you will find quite a few great articles that talk about the fact that cute illustrations are currently overrated, as children react better to real images, and most importantly how to provide additional value for teachers where giant educational resources fail in our post. This way, their attention is grabbed instantly and their efficiency during class is improved.
But if this method actually works is something that only a teacher can find out. You need to try both versions and see which one delivers the best results in the case of your children. Everybody is different, so while some children may react great to cute pictures, like funny clip art, others will prefer real images instead. In other words, if some like see the cartoon version of a lion, others will enjoy more a real photo of a lion or even a video where they can see it roar. Something unexpected, and you won’t know which one is best unless you try.
Therefore, teachers need proper teacher tools to “experiment” or, better yet, to quickly adopt a new method. Do kids like their lessons better with the help of images, cute illustrations, videos, gamified apps, or anything else? To try all these options and create better lessons, you need EDU LAB. This is a tool that will allow you, the teacher, to rapidly personalize your ideas regarding a lesson and to adjust educational methods according to the needs of your children, which provides great results, especially in the kids’ early childhood.
The idea of having so many possibilities may seem frightening, but this really gives you the chance to play with ideas and test them for real, something that was not available until now. It all depends on how this teaching tool is used, to create better or worse lessons.
If I’ve learned anything in my life is that you can never know what to expect and when finding the right solutions, you need to adopt it fast.