Alec Couros epic educational truths

Alec Couros’ 6 Epic Educational Truths

Alec Couros Epic Educational Truths When you see an accomplished educator like Alec Couros, it is easy to think that he's always been this way. You might believe that he's never made mistakes. You might think that everything was perfect from day one. In this conversation, Alec takes us through his educational journey and the truths he's learned along each step.

As we listened to the show, Sylvia Duckworth and I jotted down six epic educational truths. (I put the epic in there, he wouldn't, but I think you'll agree, some of these insights are profound. Hat tip to Sylvia for her sketchnote below!) I appreciate Alec's candor. I believe his journey as a teacher will inspire you like it has me.

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Essential Questions: Alec Couros' 6 Epic Truths About Education

  • Did Alec immediately know he wanted to be a teacher?
  • How do you recognize when a moment is important to a child?
  • What is the problem with childhood today? How can adults help?
  • What did Alec learn about learning as he led a MOOC with educators from more than 75 countries?

Alec Couros epic educational truths

[callout]It takes years for master craftsmen to perfect their art. So, why do we expect ourselves (and others) to be masters the moment they enter the classroom?

If we can help this generation of teachers joining our ranks persist instead of always being dissed, we might just find that many of them are great teachers who got off to a rough start. I appreciate Alec'[email protected]courosa transparency in today's show. As he talked, I felt like yelling “Yes, That was me!”

The craftsmanship of teaching starts with another ship — relationship. We can do this. Bumps in the road don't mean that the road isn't worth traveling.[/callout]

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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