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