This 95 second YouTube video, “charlie brown teacher,” is a montage of school scenes from Peanuts cartoons. Among other things, it’s a reminder of how important it is for teachers to recognize students individually.

Our students deserve to be and should be recognized individually for their ideas, their contributions, their expertise and their work inside and outside the classroom. Social media technologies which permit students to share their voices, to be empowered with agency to express ideas and share opinions, to publish their work for a broader audience outside the boundaries of the traditional classroom are vital. Check out the list of classroom blogs from around the world on the “Support Blogging” wiki, and add your classroom’s blog if it’s not already listed.

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One Response to A reminder from Linus about how important personal recognition can be

  1. Mark Arnold says:

    The students in school are our future for tomorrow. Encouraging them and treating them as individuals will definitely make them bring their talents out. Usually leaders are created by encouragement, so that shyest person in class might turn out to be the best leader. Also, take a look at my blog about how Dubai’s leader within a decade got the desert of Dubai to become tourism hub by thinking huge!

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