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    Teach teachers how to create magic

    by Christopher Emdin

    When using micro-learning experiences to acquire new skills as a teacher, it’s essential that we not only learn new concepts on teaching and apply them, but that we reflect upon its application and analyze how we can further help our students’ learning process.

    Share your experience throughout this Think Tank by following this model. You don’t have to do this in just one sitting, take your time, reflect and share.

    Before you begin:

    Let us know you’re going to participate in this discussion. Introduce yourself and let us know your expectations of this chapter just by reading the description that was extracted from the website cited below and asnwerins these questions:

    1. Introduce yourself and your goal for this Think Tank. Be sure to write a SMART Goal.
    2. What is your definition of engaging students?
    3. How do you engage students in your classroom? What techniques do you use?

    TED Talk Abstract:

    What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don’t teach to educators. A longtime teacher himself, now a science advocate and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Emdin offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

    This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

    Emdin, C. (n.d.). Teach teachers how to create magic. Retrieved May 24, 2018, from https://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_emdin_teach_teachers_how_to_create_magic

    Now, watch the TED Talk and take notes of the parts that most caught your attention. Let us know what you thought by answering the following questions.

    After you watch:

    1. What is your biggest take away from this TED Talk?
    2. Who could you look at to better equip yourself with techniques to engage your audience successfully?
    3. Click here and name a recognized person who you would look to. Then up vote the ones you like the best! 

    Reflection:

    What techniques could you implement in your lessons to engage your students?

    You can also read this short article to get more ideas on how to engage students.

    Now, apply the PTRL (Plan – Teach – Reflect – Learn) model to continue improving your pronunciation teaching competencies. You will now apply what you’ve learned in your lesson planning and share your experience with fellow teachers by following these indications:

    Plan-

    Tell us your goals for this lesson and share your lesson plan. You can upload your sample lesson plans in this Google Drive folder.

    Teach-

    Share how you taught the lesson by uploading some of your students’ outcomes (log, picture, video, etc.). Not sure how to log your students’ outcomes? Here are some ideas. Share your evidence. 

    Reflect-

    Now, it’s time to think about your lesson. Read the questions below and take time to reflect on a personal level your answers. Then write one comprehensive answer where you focus on the most relevant ideas and thoughts you’ve come up with.

    • How did my students respond to that lesson?
    • Was there meaningful student involvement?
    • What aspects of the class were positive? Negative?
    • Are my students willing to take risks?
    • What evidence is there of students learning?
    • Are my students working cooperatively with others?
    • Was I giving enough wait time?
    • What should I do differently tomorrow?

    Learn-

    Share with us one lesson you’ve learned from teaching while using these strategies and how they can further improve your teacher quality.

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