Jan 18, 2018
Do you ever feel like you’re pursuing
engagement, not empowerment, in your classroom? Do you ever feel
like you’re doing more work than your students?
John Spencer used to too. But now he’s all
about empowering students to pursue their passions and helping
teachers make that happen. Whether he’s sharing “10 Creative Risks to Take with your Students this
” via podcast, or adding video writing prompts and maker
challenges to his youtube channel
, you’re going to be amazed by
what he puts out into the teaching stratosphere.
Once a middle school teacher who carefully
wove creative practices into his packed schedule wherever he could,
John Spencer now teaches teachers. In his own words, “I want to see
teachers unleash the creative potential in all their students so
that kids can be makers, designers, artists, and engineers.”
In his book, Empower,
he talks about a
mindset shift in the creative teaching world from engaging our
students to empowering them to learn and do what they truly care
I think you’ll recognize your own teaching
journey in what he described. The incredible amount of work
required to differentiate projects and outline details so that
students would produce just what you hoped. The exhaustion of your
teacher song and dance to be constantly introducing something new,
something amazing, something your students can’t help but love
doing under your careful supervision.
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