“Live it Like a Student” Challenge

One of my favorite books of all time is Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelley. One of the reasons I love this book is the focus on empathy. They discuss the importance of looking at your work through the eyes of those you serve (in their case, the customers using your product). This has inspired me to challenge myself to live my work life with the same level of access as students in our 1:1 classrooms. 

For this week I am going to do my daily work using the same level of access as the students have at school and at home. This means that I am going to have my iPad mini as my primary device with access to Chromebooks, desktops, or laptops that are in the buildings when needed, and my family home computer. I am giving up my laptop to a colleague this week. My goal is to see the challenges and opportunities when living in the same world as the students are living in. I will also have my personal headphones, a stylus, and my smartphone which is similar to what our students carry with them during the school day. I will reflect daily using my blog and write a final reflection at the end of the week. I am excited to see what I learn.