Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Reimagining Classrooms

I've been waiting and waiting and waiting. So have my many Internet friends.

This summer I was cruising blogs, and found my way to someone new to me. Kayla Delzer (who blogs at Top Dog Teaching) is a friend of a friend. She seems to know about technology and alternative seating in a classroom (a new favorite of mine). She teaches second grade. She travels and shares ideas. 

And sometime during the summer she gave a Ted Talk. Talk about Big Time!!!

The Talk came out today. I watched it. You should too. It is 14 minutes long. Maybe you will find one idea, tip, or inspiration that will make it worth your time. 

Next time I watch it, I need to have paper handy to take notes. But what is in my head right now, is: we are 15 years into the 21st century, does my classroom and teaching reflect that time, or does it still look like it did when I was in school... 

What did you find in the Ted Talk?

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  1. Interesting! I enjoyed watching that. Even though I don't have an actual classroom, I do know that relationships are the key. I loved hearing about the Cell Phone Hotel. I've never seen anyone use it. But I can see how some people might think it's important to put away the phones. My husband told his high school kids to use them when looking up information in his classes. You know they want to use them, so teach them how to use them for many other things than just texting!

  2. Interesting, and scary question you pose! I remember some of your alternate seating pics, and I liked those. Don't have time to watch the video right now -- I'll have to come back and do that. Thanks for getting me thinking! Sara

  3. Thank you for sharing this Alyce. I loved it. It gave me a lot to think about.

    The Very Busy Kindergarten


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