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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Teachers Are Like Gardeners

Sir Ken Robinson at Full Sail University talking about
"Great Teachers Are Like Great Gardeners"

Inspirational and full of truth. It's a brief video and one that has meaning to me. 
You cannot make a student learn, just like you cannot make a flower grow or bloom. 
But the one thing we can do as teachers is to provide the environment (compassion, encouragement, motivation, nurturing, watering, pruning, etc.) that will allow both the student and the flower to blossom at their own rate and in their own way. 


Friday, May 4, 2012

Happiness in the classroom?

I stumbled across this video from Shawn Achor as an inspiration to me about how, as educators, we have a responsibility for the climate in our classrooms. 

Listen to his video recorded at a TED conference and see if you agree!

Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches about positive psychology.