By Ish Stabosz
Center for Creative Instruction & Technology
Delaware Technical Community College
It’s easy to get bogged down in content, measurable objectives, and assessment—they are the day-to-day realities we face as instructors. In this short but powerful TED talk, chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam helps educators refocus on what really matters: curiosity.
After watching Ramsey’s talk, I decided to come up with my own rules:
- Question assumptions
- Change minds and hearts
- Rediscover childhood
Of course the content and objectives and assessments are still important. Rules like these, however, help ensure that the classroom is a forum for ideas to be created rather than just a place where information is disseminated.
What are your “rules to spark learning”? Leave a comment and share them with us.