Teaching Methods for Inspiring Students of the Future – Joe Ruhl – TEDxLafayette
Ruhl talks about how he changed his teacher-centered way of teaching to a student-centered way of teaching. He calls the move from front and center to a guide on the side. Ruhl has been teaching for 37 years and teaches high school biology. Ruhl believes there are 6 Cs regarding important 21st Century skills, with the first C being Choice. Give students a choice in their learning process, then you have the 4 Cs of Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking and Creativity and the sixth C is Caring. If students know the teacher cares about them it will be one of their most effective, motivating, powerful and inspiring tools.