ITeachLikeThis project was started as an experiment to bring together a diverse group of educators willing to share their story on Twitter – why they started teaching and how they teach. Our goal was to start a discussion about which methods work and could be transferred to other educational settings, as well as to showcase what it means to be an educator in the 21st century.
- Elena, who teaches in a kindergarten in Paris, shared with us the power of self-reflection
I avoid speaking of punishment but about logical consequences. I didn’t punish Eli who drew on the table, I asked her to clean it. I didn’t punish Sophie who torn a book apart, I asked her to fix it with me. We also discuss to reflect on what they did. #ITeachLikeThis #earlyed
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) October 13, 2018
- Marija, who teaches children of all ages in the botanical garden in Belgrade, shared with us one of these wonderful teaching moments
What makes us happy are kids who are initially shy to draw or they think that they do not know how to draw, but then they relax and the drawings are great!#ITeachLikeThis #historyofbotany #herbarium #botanicarumetnik #bb_jevremovac pic.twitter.com/9gbqfpfTWO
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) November 3, 2018
- Liubov, who teaches maths to children all over the world, shared with us how we can learn through playing with others
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) November 6, 2018
- Nina, who teaches theatre in a student club in Paris, shared with us why she focuses on self-confidence in an informal learning environment
The informal mood of the club allow everyone to feel less pressured and to progress to each his own pace. As a teacher, my job is much more about teaching #selfconfidence than acting skills. I believe that #theatre requires to be ready to sounds ridiculous at first.
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) November 13, 2018
- Sarah, who teaches at an integrated undergraduate science programme in Leicester, shared with us why it’s important for university students to study abroad
Also got to meet up with one of our @NatSciUoL students who is studying abroad @isci for a year. Sam’s thoughts on the year so far ” I can’t rate this enough!” #yearabroad #integratedscience pic.twitter.com/l9EZ8hiFQO
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) November 21, 2018
- Helena, who teaches yoga and mindfulness to learners of all ages in Zagreb, shared with us why we should try to learn about ourselves
We can be conscious of outer environment and our inner environment – #Self. Through the #Practice of #yoga we are slowly getting to know ourselves better. Learning gradually to notice, to listen & to feel our body and inner areas of mind and Self. #Mindfulness #ITeachLikeThis
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) December 1, 2018
- Vincent, who teaches lifelong learners how to develop projects using research methodologies, shared with us why we should think of the most important question of our lives
Hello #Iteachlikethis ! Today, we are starting a quest to find “the most important questions of our lives”! Hum ? Inspired by Stanford Life Design Lab’s “lifeview/workview” workshop , we’ll try to catch the “Why” that makes us want to live. More later #ikigai
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) December 4, 2018
- Mathilde and Raphael, two librarians from the EPFL library who teach information literacy to students in Lausanne, shared with us that the main role of librarians is to support learning
[Context] Librarians don’t deal with books, they support learning.
Some of them, called teaching librarians, teach in classes.
All of them support learning somewhere.
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) December 10, 2018
- Fabienne, who teaches all ages of people to learn how to learn, shared with us why teaching through projects is an effective way to learn
Why Teaching through transdisciplinarity? Teaching through projects opens the door to experimentation as an effective learning approach. Students build, fail, try again, build another way, adjust, fail, try something else, succeed sometimes #ITeachLikeThis @FabLabG pic.twitter.com/f6RCSD4Uhe
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) December 21, 2018
- Goran, who teaches chemistry in an international school in China, shared with us why saying “I don’t know” changes the perspective of a teacher
‘I don’t know! Let’s try to find out!’ – simple but effective #strategy to #engage #Students who are used to see #teacher as the ultimate source of #knowledge .Saying you don’t know or ask a question for clarification can mean that you are ‘losing face’! More following. pic.twitter.com/L2NKoHV7z2
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) January 23, 2019
- Lecturers without borders, a network of professors and scientists giving outreach-lectures in schools all around the world, shared with us why it matters to speak (and teach) in a local language
Today is the day of Indigenous languages in @UNESCO
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) January 28, 2019
- Exposure Science Film Hackathon, who use an intense learning-by-doing to help scientists and filmmakers create films in Switzerland, shared with us how a collaborative process yields results
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) February 6, 2019
- Jill, who teaches Scientific English to Master’s and PhD students in Paris, shared with us how video creation can be used to document the learning experience
3/3 To document this trip and use the English they’ve been working on, students create videos describing their experience. Here is one of my favorites… pic.twitter.com/0dI3c149bh
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) February 14, 2019
- Davorka, who teaches human evolution to university students in Zagreb, shared with us why teaching a history of a specific field matters to our understanding of it
How #Neandertals are depicted today is based on amassing evidence that speak to their behavioral complexity. I think it is important to teach students what influenced early depictions of Neandertals, and what is influencing drastic change in their portrayal now. #ITeachLikeThis
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) March 1, 2019
- Anni, who teaches programming concepts to primary school children in an international school in Paris, shared with us why it is so important to schedule time for self-reflection and feedback at the end of our lessons
— ITeachLikeThis (@iteachlikethis) March 7, 2019
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