In each edition of this newsletter, I will share five inspiring web resources from the education sector that I have curated after hours and hours of research to ensure that you have the best education coffee in your inbox.
P.S - I am currently in my last month at Teacher’s College. I was unable to publish the newsletter on a weekly basis these past few weeks. I am trying my best to continue to post this weekly and hope to do so in the coming weeks. I apologize in advance for this and hope to continue sending you this newsletter regularly.
I am a podcast junkie. I listen to podcasts while cooking, doing chores, going for a walk, riding on the bus. This is one podcast that I often turn to when I want to listen to an engaging conversation about the life of designers and creative thinkers. This is a podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.
During the pandemic, teachers have to design lessons for in-person, hybrid and online settings. In this article, Angela Watson describes how educators can save time and design a single lesson that can be adapted to all three settings.
In this article, John Spencer shows us a variety of creative approaches teachers can take in the classroom. Examples include being an artist, an engineer, a hacker and an astronaut.
In this TED Talk, Tyler Dewitt described how he decided to teach chemistry online rather than pursue an academic path that allowed him to do the same at a university. Tyler’s father was a Chemistry professor at a well known university. He spoke about this as follows, “My father wanted me to become a professor. Instead, as I forged a different path, teaching on YouTube, developing Virtual Reality, and working outside of higher education, it became clear that his beloved academia is headed for major disruption” (Dewitt, 2021).
I started a YouTube Channel called ‘Learning Stories’. This is a show where we interview a diverse set of learners from the 21st century. Each guest profiled here has a unique story to share about how they acquired a set of valuable skills and knowledge in a creative and innovative manner. In the process, we hope to uncover a new understanding of learning as conceptualized, imagined, and narrated in these learning stories.
On Episode 2 of #LearningStories we chat with Vikramjeet Sinha. Vikramjeet Sinha is an Arts-based therapist, an Arts based Educator and Dramatist. He has 20 years of work experience in the social development sector and mainly uses the arts to create psycho-social change. He is a founder of Building on Art Therapy or B.O.A.T (https://www.buildingonart.com/) which offers arts-based therapy training programs for schools and organizations.