We never forget those ” first” moments that stay with us throughout our lives. If we close our eyes, we can picture the moment as clear as day, remembering every detail as vivid as it was yesterday. Today was one of those first moments at my school, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Meriden. Twenty four eighth graders received their iPads for the”first” time, marking the beginning of a year long iPad pilot program. The excitement as they held their iPad, the anticipation as they waited for their instructions, the joy and laughter as they learned to manipulate Photo Booth with our superintendent Mr. Hoyt; all moments that remind me why it is not only so great to be a teacher, but how important it is for us as educators to take learning cues from our students. They know where they want to go, and they are trusting us to take them there. They are looking to us to create their academic “firsts.” What they don’t know is that are are creating many “first” for us as well. What ” first” moment will you create/be a part of today?
PS – This was my “first” blog.