We’ve all heard about veteran educators who have been teaching the same way for years and are reluctant to integrate technology into their practice.

Why should they? It’s scary to try something new, especially in front of a class of kids who seem to already be tech experts.

Adam Juarez and Katherine Goyette have heard it all.

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“The biggest reason is fear,” says Goyette, a staff development and curriculum specialist at the Tulare County Office of Education in California. “But we encourage them to leverage kids to help each other and build a culture where the teacher doesn’t have to have all the answers. It’s OK to fail because that’s how we learn.”

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Jennifer Snelling is a freelance writer based in Eugene, Oregon, and mom to two digital natives.