It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.
Q1: Ramseys walks away from pseudo-teaching. He focuses on SS’s ?‘s as the seeds of learning. How do we give room for Ss inquiry?
Q2: Curiosity comes 1st. Questions can be great windows into instructions, but not the other way around. How can teach students to create essential questions?
Q3: Questions or curiosities are magnets that draw Ss towards Ts. What tools/pedagogy can we embrace that will lead to more curious learners? #edbean
Q4: #2 is embrace the mess! This need to allow flexibility in the learning. Real life doesn’t follow a standard chart. It’s organic. How do we make a more flexible and organic unit plan?
Q5: Are there tools that we can use to help us aid in both inquiry and flexible unit programing?
Q6: 3rd Practice reflection…. Your lessons & units are important and need attention to improve. What ways do you reflect?
Q7: Ramsey has an impressive list of what sparks learning; what are one or two rules you would add to his list?
Q8: How will you spark your students’ curiosity?