• me 2 Welcome to the Powell Elementary Computer Lab page!  My name is Betsi Vesser, but the kids call me Mrs. B.  I love my job at Powell Elementary and look forward to the new things we can learn in the lab each year!  I work with the Safety Patrol and the WPES News Team as well.
    What are my goals as a teacher?  Allowing students to learn more about technology and available resources on the web that can help support their curriculum is an important part of my job!  Watching a student who is confused about a topic suddenly understand it is so exciting to witness and is very fulfilling for me as an instructor.  I want them to know that they can find answers IF they are willing to put forth the effort - learning isn't easy, but it certainly can be fun and the knowledge you gain will stay with you in so many situations.  One of the most valuable things I have found out (and adopted) this summer is the concept that it's extremely important for a student to learn how to learn - to be curious, to ask questions, and not be afraid to find answers.
    One of my favorite sayings is:  

                    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
                    If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you!

    If people in general would adopt this attitude, this mentality, then the world is literally theirs for the taking!

    I encourage all parents to instill a sense of curiosity and learning in their children, and to practice what they preach by working hard to find answers to their own questions - then take that information and share it and build on it so others can see what THEY can do if they try hard enough!  

    Technology is a means to an end - to finding answers and solving problems.  I hope I can give my students that desire and love of learning.  It's a magical gift and one that will stay with them forever!