Engaging students is when they experience flow. Flow is being fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity.
So before you prepare your presentation, check out the video in this post on what not to do. Then read the tips from Barbara with ideas that may help you create an effective interactive presentation.
Teachers make a difference in children’s lives. They can change the status quo and encourage voice and choice. As an advocate for teachers, Barbara writes why and how teachers can make one small change to build a culture of learning.
This is an expanded version of Barbara’s Ignite speech at ISTE 2016 on June 26, 2016 on why storytelling and stories matter.
Guest Post by Paula Ford, Kindergarten teacher, Manuel De Vargas Elementary School in San Jose, California (cross-posted on Personalize Learning) Manuel De Vargas Elementary @DeVargas, is a Title I school in the Cupertino Union School District in California. We have over 29 languages spoken at our school. Our school is in year 2 of transitioning to a STEM …
Teachers are leaving the profession. There is a teacher shortage. The system isn’t working for Millenials. Barbara puts out a call for action to change the system and value our teachers now.
Barbara finds out she’s a human doing and tries to change her ways by prioritizing what is the most important.
Learned Helplessness and compliancy was built into the system. It’s time to change that so kids take responsibility for their learning.
Algorithms and data determine how a company markets to you what they believe you will want and need. Barbara takes that a step further and challenges what that will mean for teaching and learning and how “personalization” has to be different for our kids and their future.
It all comes down to one thing: passion to learn and changing the focus to learning not on teaching. Article sharing 9 strat