Dave Burgess gave his TED talk using magic with math. Yes a Social Studies teacher wowed the audience using math. And well my daughter has come home with the new common core math lessons, and for a first grader, I am wowed by the new ways they use for solving math, but that's another story. Dave uses his propensity for magic to engage his audience, to create engagement, and WOW student, teacher, and anyone who witnesses the magic.
Tonight I was looking for a different topic, so I turned to TED talks and found Christopher Emdin discussing teaching teachers how to create magic. His message in my opinion is in sync (no not the boy band) with what the magician and amazing educator Dave Burgess had envisioned. You can teach teachers how to be more engaging and bring the magic. Please take the 7 minutes to view the video and look at the questions for Thursday's chat - 8 CST.
Q1 - Stand and Deliver- great storytellers- Who are the great ones you know and have and can learn from? #sstlap
Q2- What are the techniques he discusses that can help you become a better presenter? #sstlap
Q3 - What are your thoughts- is he telling us to all become rappers and pastors? What is his real message? #sstlap
Q4- He says when you are loosing your audience to change it up- how do you change up your presentation to re-engage your Ss? #sstlap
Q5- We want Ss to present- how do you help them develop their presentations skills to rock it and bring their own magic? #sstlap
Q6- Beyond presentation- what else do all teachers need to learn to be magicians in the classroom? #sstlap
Q7- Bring the magic, bring the PIRATE! How can we help others jump on board the #tlap ship? #sstlap
I have been working on my list of tech resources as I am looking to branch out in my role in education. So today is all about technology and how you do or can use it. I have a few new ones to share and hope to learn with you.
Q1 how do you manage student assignments-handing out and collecting? how does tech play into this #sstlap
Q2 how do you provide students feedback on tasks, and how can tech make that more efficient #sstlap
Q3 how can you use tech to give Ss a voice in class or as alternative assessment to writing? #sstlap
Q4 how do you help Ss develop 21st century skills with tech integration? #sstlap
Q5 how do you use tech to connect diff classes? Can be in building or around globe #sstlap
Q6 students all have strengths and interests. How can you use those to engage Ss? #sstlap
Q7 presentations and movie creation are ways to get Ss to deliver understanding. How do you incorp? #sstlap
Q8 what topics do you want to discuss next? #sstlap
Archives for TECH SMACKDOWN
The end of the school year is upon us and you have spent the last year working on your Pirate skills. You have learned and grown and taught me so much. So let's play job interview!
Your resume discusses this idea of Teach Like A Pirate-
Q1 How has #tlap impacted the way you teach and the experience students have in your classroom? #sstlap
Q2 #tlap is about building relationships, how has it impacted your relationship with students? #sstlap
Q3 #tlap is about building relationships, how has it impacted your relationship with colleagues? #sstlap
Q4 If you had to leave your current position, what would your ideal job be? Why? #sstlap
Q5 If you took a new job, how would you spread the pirate message? #sstlap
Q6 Why are you the best candidate for this position? Why does #tlap make you the best person for the job? #sstlap
Q7 What are your summer plans for becoming a better PIRATE and teacher, and how can we help? #sstlap
Archive of tonight's chat
Bring on MAY and the final few weeks of the school year. I am sure if you are like me you see the finish line as both the joyous conclusion of a good school year as well as the pressure cooker to fit everything in that you haven't covered yet. In that spirit we come together and try to prepare for the final round of the school year.
Tonight's Questions are brought to you by Exhilarated Panic, and Joyous Trepidation or whatever big words you can think of to mean a mix of happiness and stress.
The first three questions are an offshoot of #tlap from Monday- where Dave Burgess asked Q1 why is it so important to take advantage of the teachable moments that current events provide- Q2 he asked what impact can we have when we tackle tough issues...
Q1 With the pressure of the end of the year coming and curriculum demands, why is it still important to include the teachable moments that present themselves? #sstlap
Social Studies is all about social behaviors, and the causes and effects of those behaviors- with that in mind...
Q2 Why is it important to wrestle with controversial issues such as discrimination, inequalities, intolerance #sstlap
Q3 How do you deal with controversial issues in your classes? How do you provide a voice to those not included in the majority#sstlap
Answer frequently- what are some example of issues/events and how have you dealt with them.
Q4 When students leave your classroom at the end of the year, what are the most important things you hope they have learned? Letterman style top 10 #sstlap
You can use multiple posts here as well-
Q5 What are the top 5 things you have learned about yourself as a teacher this year? #sstlap
Q6 How will you go about improvement over the summer, self-directed learning? #sstlap
Imagine the song CELEBRATION is playing in the background
Q7 Celebrate- how will Celebrate the end of the school year? #sstlap
ARCHIVES OF TONIGHT'S CHAT - AND ANOTHER GREAT ONE!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.