In 2008, Ramsey Musallam was stuck in what he describes as an ineffective rut of “pseudoteaching.”
In 2008, Ramsey Musallam was stuck in what he describes as an ineffective rut of “pseudoteaching.” Students liked him, but they didn’t get the point of his lessons. They did well enough on the tests, but they failed to really understand the material.
He wanted more-for them and for himself. Maybe you can relate.
For Ramsey, the journey to a better way of teaching began not in the classroom, but on the operating table where he underwent a new, lifesaving heart surgery. His surgeon’s confidence, dedication, and curiosity sparked an idea in Ramsey: What if teachers adopted the qualities his surgeon exhibited and were inquisitive, ready to explore, discover, try, and, yes, even fail? What if students could learn to adopt those traits as well? Those questions launched a quest to inspire inquiry and harness its benefits.
Spark Learning, inspired by Ramsey’s popular TED Talk “3 Rules to Spark Learning,” combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and his personal story to empower you to improve your students’ learning experiences with …
Easy-to-implement ideas for sparking curiosity in your students
Strategies for encouraging students to embrace the mess of learning
Practices for effective reflection that propels future learning–and greater curiosity
Technology tips to make it simple to collect and use your own inspiring ideas
- Ramsey Musallam
- Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
- 166 pp