Welcome. My name is Paul Silli (See·Lee) and I recently earned my Masters of Arts Degree in Information & Learning Technologies summa cum laude at the University of Colorado, U.S. It has been fantastic to be an educator for 11 years teaching gifted, advanced, and regular ed. technology /social studies at the secondary level. In 2011 I received my Master Teacher Certificate and in 2009 I achieved National Board Certification in Social Sciences. At the University of Florida I earned a degree in Communications and was awarded an Educational Certificate from Florida Atlantic University. I’ve held positions as a Social Studies Dept. Chairman, Activities Director, and Football Coach. Additionally, I have acquired many computer skills and understand hardware technologies.
Throughout this site I will be informally commenting on various trends in technology and education. Most stories will be academic with research to support my opinions. Your comments are very valuable, so please feel free to reply.
I truly think to be a successful educator you must first be an avid learner. This means actively learning new and innovative methods to improve your pedagogical practice. For example, learning new technologies you can use to enhance lessons and increase student interest.
It also is vital to build a strong communication with your students and parents. When you have a healthy relationship with your students, parents, and colleagues, your classes will run smoothly. This is because you will have the opportunity to actually teach, rather than deal with discipline issues. To read more about my thoughts please visit: Should be Techies