5 Questions with… Chris Nesi

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate to be asked to participate in the House of #Edtech podcast hosted by Mr. Chris Nesi. Chris invited me to share information about switching up staff meetings. I am honored to have Chris share his insight with us this week in 5 questions.

 

5 Questions with… Chris Nesi

  1. What do you most want your students to take with them from your classroom, school or district?

When students leave my classroom I want them to feel confident in thinking outside the box and have no fear of being creative problem solvers. They should also believe that they are ready to contribute to the world they live in. Whether they are in middle school or high school graduates, I want them to be productive members of their family and society.


  1. What are the most rewarding and/or the most frustrating aspects of education?

Currently, the most rewarding aspect of education is the feedback I get from people in my PLN who I have helped through the power of my podcast, House of #EdTech. The feedback from other like-minded professionals was expected but still unbelievable now that I actually get it on a regular basis.

The most frustrating part of education is the fact that there are leaders and decision makers who have lost sight of the end goal and that is our students. My passion is education technology and effectively integrating every classroom to some degree. There are people who make tech decisions for schools who simply ‘don’t get it.’

I am inspired to keep learning and pursuing a position where I have more authority to assist in the decision making process.


  1. What advice would you give to young teachers?

Some of the advice I give to young teachers is first, get connected! Get on social media and connect with other educators in your subject area. Connect with the people who inspire you. Ask questions and learn as much as you can whenever you can.

I also want novice teachers to always be themselves. Don’t sweat the small stuff and get anxious. Life is too short to get too worked up. Also, have your priorities in line. There is nothing more important that the people closest to you like family, friends, and loved ones. Work to live, don’t live to work.


  1. What has influenced your career the most?

The biggest influence on my career comes from two places. One, my passion for technology and using it to impact student learning. Two, learning from my professional mistakes and continuing to grow as an educator and never settling for thinking I am a complete teacher. There is always something new to learn and I embody the idea of the life-long learner.


  1. As an educator, what are you currently focused on?

As an educator, I am currently focused on moving my career to that next level and securing a position that is technology related. My goal is become a district technology director, technology coach, or something along those lines.

Christopher J. Nesi is certified in social studies (K-12) in the state of New Jersey and he has inspired students, as well as teachers, at the middle and high school levels. Technology and its role in education are his passion. Mr. Nesi is on the cutting edge of technology trends and how technology can be integrated into the classroom. Mr. Nesi is a creative, detail-oriented, and tech-savvy educator who is never short on innovative ideas, energy, and or the desire to get involved in my school community.
Mr. Nesi is very active in the use and growth of his professional learning network allowing him to share thoughts and ideas with others and contribute to the many conversations happening in the world of education and technology.
Christopher Nesi is also the host of the House of #EdTech, a bi-weekly audio podcast. House of #EdTech is the podcast that explores how technology is changing the way teachers teach and the impact that technology is having in education. Whether you use it or not, technology is changing the way we teach and how our students learn.

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