The House of Burgess -
I am continually amazed by the efforts of educators I am connected to. I see their tireless efforts to improve education and support other teachers to change education. This includes educators like Michael Matera who has been a force to be reckoned with in Gamifying the classroom. Alice Keeler who is my go to for Google Apps continues to find new ways of innovation with Google including creating scripts and extensions. Matt Miller says Ditch the Textbook and infuse technology in meaningful ways. Paul Solarz who I met in my first #tlap chat has always been a force for student centered education. And there are many more that I could include in this list.
I chose this group because they all have something in common. They are all connected to Dave Burgess. Dave began as a high school social studies teacher, pioneer in engagement and wrote his Teach Like A Pirate book. He has not only inspired countless educators he has supported many others with his publishing company which includes those mentioned above. Each of the amazing educators above have written and published books via Dave's publishing company.
Tonight we are going to celebrate other aspects of the House of Burgess- Ideas have have their origin in Dave's passion for education.
Q1 What is the most influential idea/concept/practice that you have learned from @Burgessdave's #tlap book? How have you applied this to your class? #sstlap
Q2 How have the ideas of #tlap impacted your educational practices? #sstlap
Q3 How have the concepts of #tlap impacted your relationship with students and colleagues? #sstlap
Q4 The House of Burgessess laid the foundation for Democracy in America like Dave has done for transforming education. What have you done so far in your career that has laid a foundation for improving education? #sstlap
Q5 What is your vision for education that will be impactful? #sstlap
Q6 What are you passionate about, and how can you use this to make your vision a reality? #sstlap
Q7 In 5 years what will the house of (fill in your name) look like? What will you have done to make education better? #sstlap
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.