The Magic of the Cockroach Beat Box: A Master Class in 6 Minutes
Great teaching requires a trans-disciplinary skill set.
This six minute TED-Ed Talk is masterful. The teacher, geeked out in his Adidas sweater and cockroach t-shirt, mesmerizes his audience using a subtle and sophisticated palate of pedagogies. In six minutes, he successfully employs six different techniques which, when combined, resulted in a coherent, inspiring learning moment. In six minutes, he sparked the interest of his middle school students in three typically disparate academic disciplines. In six minutes, he accomplished the one single most important element of a master class.
- Exploration of serious content
- Use of humor
- Multi-modal delivery
- Use of technology
- Multiple intelligences
- A repeatable, recordable, accessible lesson
3 Disparate Academic Disciplines:
- Art and Visualization
1 Single most important element to a Master Class:
- The students left inspired and asking more questions.
Ms. Samantha A Smith
Thursday March, 29, 2012 at 04:06PM