Spark Talk sessions include three speakers exploring topics in short, sharp presentations.
Robert Roe: Finding Your Voice: Sharing Your Practice
Are you the storyteller of your classroom practice? Or are you and your student’s characters in someone else’s story? I believe that we need better insights into the realities of classroom practice. We need better descriptions of authentic teaching and learning. Don’t let others tell your story! As teachers you have plenty to say. This “SPARK TALK” is an invitation for teachers to join me in a conversation about the need for “Teachers to become Storytellers of their Classroom Practice”. We will discuss different ways in which teachers can collaboratively, cooperatively and collectively share their knowledge, interests, intentions, beliefs and values through their stories. Stories that describe and shape practice. “This is what happened in one of my lessons”. “Do your children build with computers? Do your children speak Python? Mine do!” We will also discuss ways of collecting ‘data/evidence’ from which your story is constructed and shared with others.