15: One Tired Teacher: Engaging Students With Chris Kesler
Engaging students in learning can be challenging, but once we figure out how to do it, we can make a significant impact on how kids learn and think about education. Highly engaging activities can make learning meaningful and fun!
On today’s show, I sit down with Chris Kesler from Kesler Science to discuss the impact of highly engaging teaching. Chris shares his story and background that have led to creating content that wows and amazes teachers and students all over the globe.
If I can get you or almost trick you into having fun and in an engaging experience without you thinking that you are learning about science, then I have won. I have won the day. You are learning and having fun. ~Chris Kesler
When I asked Chris about his popular escape rooms. He had a lot to say.
You’re instantly engaged within the first 45 seconds of class. Kids love it. And they are talking about science, and they don’t even realize it. That’s the best part. ~Chris Kesler
We also discussed the value of turning students onto learning. If we can make learning fun and meaningful, they are more likely to engage, and this is when the magic happens.
I was disengaged as a kid and uninterested. When I got into the classroom as a teacher, I was like I'm after THAT kid. Because I know who that is. I know what that kid looks like. And that's the kid I'm going to attack, and that's the one I'm going to get. ~Chris Kesler
Gotta love that guy!
Until next time,
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