The information that I found to be most interesting in this course was the message that you can not just do lesson on character education and bullying and expect students to be prepared to be 21st century dual citizens. Students must experience citizenship and be taught how to reflect and problem solve. I also found the eight essential questions to be the most valuable in preventing and fostering student responsibility. The information I learned will impact my ability to maintain safety, order and rights in my school by making students aware of things such as mean vs. nice, what digital footprints are and how they can affect their future and giving them the resources they need to think critically about their actions and how they impact others.
One of the things that I found most interesting was learning about is how important the teacher-student relationship is.
As a teacher I never considered discriminatory harassment in school or online for that matter, I always had one broad term, bullying.
I found this course to be very insightful and interesting on many different levels. First off, being a teacher I think it is always important to reflect and learn new teaching strategies.
In order to be a highly effective teacher it is essential to conduct lessons that include students going online independently.