As I think think about the question: "What superpower would I like?" I find myself reflecting a lot on
Having a child myself who has learning differences, I have become very attuned to how teachers differentiate. In addition, technology allows us so many options it almost seems criminal not to differentiate. But I also know that "the best laid plans..." So if I could have the power to know that when I wanted to differentiate I could, and when I needed to come up with good alternatives if my original plan for differentiation wasn't working, I could. While I learned to work hard at differentiating, I have to admit that there were still many lessons that would revert to more traditional lecture style than inquiry based or student-focused learning. I'm a history teacher and one thing about us history teachers is that we have our "favorite" topics. How can I turn those over to students? What if they don't learn all the super-cool stuff that I can share with them if I just lecture? That was and is hard to overcome at times. But if I could fully let go of that sense of ownership and let the students learn in their own unique and sometimes "messy" ways, that would make me feel like a real super hero.