Sam Barringer on Engagement, Motivation and Connections in the 21st Century - Toronto Teacher Mom

Sam Barringer on Engagement, Motivation and Connections in the 21st Century

Friday, August 29, 2014

 

In a world bursting with a plethora of digital information, the role of the teacher is often revisited and redefined. No longer do educators have as their main purpose the dissemination of information. A simple Google search can answer pretty much any question you may have. And if that doesn't work, you can connect with over a billion users on Facebook or Twitter to help you find what you need to know. According to 14-year-old Sam Barringer, a fellow Hamiltonian, what teachers need to focus more on is achieving a simple goal - motivating and connecting with students. In fact, he has postulated a new Einsteinian theory.

Engagement = motivationconnection2

To learn more about Barringer's thoughts on student engagement, I highly recommend you watch the video below. His keynote address at the HWDSB Directors' Breakfast provides invaluable insight from the standpoint of a student. Thank you to @avivaloca for sharing this on Twitter!



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8 COMMENTS

  1. Wow from a 14 year old. It seems alot of our good ideas are coming from that generation ie the We program

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  2. Motivating and connecting to students! Sounds so simple.

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  3. at that age I wouldnt have been able to talk in front of people. Chandra Christine O'Connor

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  4. What a great speaker!

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  5. Very interesting video. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Interesting video, seems like a bright young man.

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