I have used these for presentations in a
variety of ways – from just letting them
play while people are getting settled to
focus attention on the front of the room,
using them as ice breakers, and using
them as part of the presentation.
In doing a presentation for a group of
thirty K-12 teachers, I simply asked
them to watch the presentation as it
looped during a break (you can time
them in PowerPoint to actually keep
track of the break time for you) and pick
the one quote that speaks to you. Write
Try that yourself
as you go through these...
There should not be any particular
teaching. Teaching is in each moment.
A reason to write is to say to others
that you are not alone.
OK – did you select one?
Here’s your task:
All of these quotes are really metaphors
for teaching. Explain how your chosen
quote reflects on you as a teacher, your
philosophy or your experiences.
Now, the thing is...
That they were not chosen to be about
teaching. They were not chosen to be
about any particular subject. I just like
BUT, tell a group that they were chosen
on that basis and you will be amazed at
what meaning people find in them.
You could use them with engineers or
nurses and it would work as well.