It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In this TED Talk, Ramsey identifies three elements that drive his teaching: 1) Curiosity comes FIRST 2) Embrace the MESS 3) Practice REFLECTION These three principals are what I strive for in my lessons throughout the year. In my class you will learn by asking your own questions, trial and error, and reflect upon what you have learned.
The term may seem like the education world's flavor of the day, but it's achieving results.
In this article, Janelle Cox discusses how technology is essential in a 21st century classroom because it: 1) Makes learning more fun 2) Prepares students for the future 3) Improves student retention 4) Helps students learn at their own pace 5) Connects with students where they are When students leave our classrooms, they live in a society where technology is invading all parts of their lives. We cannot exclude technology from their learning environments.
Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In this TED Talk, Dan Meyer talks about how he uses technology to pull back the layers of problems from the textbook to create meaningful activities that level the playing field for all students. Dan also talks about how he engages students in the process of their learning by using technology to truly create real-world problems.