"I finally got it!" are the words I hear frequently (even from Kindergartners) as we are doing our computer coding unit. Teaching students that they can persevere through the toughest challenges is at the forefront of my lesson planning. These students very easily give up when faced with a struggle and they learn that they can step back and look at problems with a different perspective.
To accomplish the Growth Mindset teaching in our library, I bring in Art, literature, Technology and even Legos!
We serve over 500 students in a Title 1 school who come to us from varying backgrounds. My hope is to give these students hope that they can overcome anything they set their minds to and that they can continue growing in their learning even when things are difficult!
Our school has several students with special needs. They come down to the library once a week to participate with their General Education class. Many of them are unable to participate in any of the technology activities that we do and often sit and watch their aide complete the project.
This is disheartening.
They should be able to come and enjoy their library time and do a technology activity that they will be successful at.
Our library has 30 desktop computers. Some of the students do not have the dexterity to control the mouse. A touch screen computer would allow these students to move objects on the screen and participate in learning activities created to meet their IEP goals and their specific needs.
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