Teaching Methods for Inspiring Students of the Future

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.

One thought on “Teaching Methods for Inspiring Students of the Future

  1. colleenjames31 says:

    I found this TED talk to be really inspiring and it certainly had me thinking about the type educator I want to be and the kind of school environment I want to work in! I think this example shows that students will take responsibility for structuring their learning around their passions while engaging in academics if we simply give them the chance!

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