On November 15th Ms. Elmer, Mr. McCarthy, and Ms. Ford attended a Learning and the Brain conference in the stunning city of Boston, Massachusetts. The event illustrated and discussed the many ways a student could learn in the 21st century. The purpose of their visit was to frame Nepean High School's improvement plan for Mental Health & Wellness.
The education conference offered techniques to support technological learning advances for more engaged instruction. "Although Nepean is an overall amazing educational system, as an English and Science teacher, my personal interest in cognitive psychology expanded even more when I attended the conference in Boston", Ms. Elmer exclaims eagerly. She wishes for students to be aware of the initiative of technology as a tool and how we deliver education skill sets that foster creativity, content, and knowledge. Ms. Elmer states that "the resolve of furthering our knowledge is to push more challenging questions that are not "Googleable" questions to keep students far more engaged". The conference leaders believe that if they can keep students motivated and interested, they can engage their passions for their future. Students can do a better job for a head start on their own successes in their career path not only involving salary and their teacher's grading system because personal learning is far more important and essential in today's society. Classroom environments and educators should be encouraged to possess far more energy and enthusiasm to involve their students!
Together, Nepean High School can adapt to these innovative education tactics and continue to develop the future leaders of our country.