Getting behind (on Grading, on Email, etc.) is a chronic condition for many of us. So, respond to the emails you can. Grade what you must. And, engage in deep and reflective practice that will benefit yourself and others. Don’t catch up, learn.
Asking questions is one of the most important things we can do in the classrooms. Here are a few drivers for how to empower students as the ones asking these questions.
I have always struggled with the ‘digital natives’ metaphor. This is a compelling alternative that really shows the role that adults can play as mentors and models for students using technology in schools.