Teach Like a Pirate is all about Student Engagement and modifying our own practices to create better classroom environments for students to learn. To be blunt, it is about making learning fun again! I have spent time this summer thinking about education, teaching, and learning and wondering why students loose that quest for knowledge and replace it with "will this be on the test." What has shifted in our educational structure to make tests more important than learning, showing growth, exploration and failure.
I need to stop right there because I would have a few pages of thoughts about what is happening to education. Tonight's topic is about making change! You many not be able to change the entire system, but you can change where you are! You have the opportunity to make your classroom and your school a better place for students.
Tonight we discuss how to create a better learning environment, especially in your own classroom!
I took of how I am presenting the questions tonight from a friend Heidi Jones @MrsJones_Merton who hosted #tlap on Monday night.
I included the pictures/questions in two formats because I wasn't sure which would work best via mobile devices.
See you at 8 CST!
All of the great ideas that have been shared tonight!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.