Summary of 3 Rules to Spark Learning

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When chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam faced a life-threatening heart aneurysm, he re-examined many aspects of his life, including the way he taught. He realized that “student questions are the seeds of real learning.” This awakening led him to identify and apply three simple rules to his method of teaching. getAbstract recommends his passionate talk to syllabus builders and dedicated teachers at every level.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How new technologies and inflexible teaching methods are diluting the classroom experience,
  • How questions can facilitate genuine learning, and
  • How to spark learning.
 

About the Speaker

Ramsey Musallam is a high school chemistry teacher in San Francisco. He runs a blog called Cycles of Learning and advocates for the use of new tools such as video podcasting.

 

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An enthusiastic discussion ensued in the classroom after chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam demonstrated the forces at work when he placed a piece of paper over the opening of a glass containing liquid and flipped the glass over. One student recorded herself taking the experiment a step further by lighting a candle in the glass, covering the opening with her hand and then lifting. Teachers appreciate and respond to student curiosity like this. Sharing information by challenging students to ponder, consider and question delivers a robust learning experience. Yet new technologies...


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