This week Ken chats with Stacey Roshan and we talk about her new book “Tech with Heart“, her history as an educator, stakeholders in learning, trust in relationships, on the unattainable ideal of “the perfect student”, anorexia nervosa, failure as a piece of the learning process and so much more.
Stacey is a pioneer in the flipped learning community who started flipping her math class in 2010. I decided to dig into a particular chapter from her book: “The Perils of Perfectionism” and I am really glad that we went straight to that topic.
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- Stacey mentioned the work of the education author and Professor of Mathematics Education, Jo Boaler.
- Stacey talks about her use of various tools in the book. She explains this is not about specific tools about finding tools that work to support your teaching. Some of these tools mentioned in the book and podcast are:
- Find Stacey at her website techiemusings.com.
- Find Stacey on Twitter at @buddxo.
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My choice of quotes from the conversation that particularly resonated with me.
On engaging stakeholders:
“I think there is nothing more important than gaining trust. That can start with administrators, with your principal, that can start with parents.”
Part of the discussion of how to avoid reactions such as
“Oh, the kid needs to do all the learning at home now because they are watching the video”
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