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Meddler In The Middle

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Rather than being a Sage-on-the-Stage or a Guide-on-the-Side teachers of the gifted should strive to become the Meddler-in-the-Middle. Instead of rushing into save students with the right answer, the Meddler-in-the-Middle intentionally creates puzzling situations to stretch gifted students’ thinking. Come explore a collection of activities designed to promote meddling, curiosity, risk-taking, and creativity in you and your students.

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Meddler In The Middle

  1. 1. MEDDLERIN THE MIDDLE BRIANHOUSAND.COM
  2. 2. Brian Housand brianhousand.com @brianhousand
  3. 3. brianhousand.com brianhousand@gmail.com @brianhousand brian.housand brianhousand
  4. 4. SLIDES AVAILABLE AFTER THE PRESENTATION
  5. 5. When each of us thinks about what we can do in life, chances are, we can do it because of a teacher. Stephen Hawking
  6. 6. Think of a great teacher from a film or television series. GREAT TEACHERS
  7. 7. menti.com 26 77 7
  8. 8. What Makes These GREAT TEACHERS? What Makes These GREAT TEACHERS?
  9. 9. Sage
  10. 10. G U I D E
  11. 11. “If you end your training now — if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did — you will become an agent of evil.”
  12. 12. SMART ≠ +
  13. 13. “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations.”
  14. 14. McWilliam, Erica L. (2009) Teaching for creativity: From sage to guide to meddler. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29(3). pp. 281-293.
  15. 15. meddle Verb 1. to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwontedly.
  16. 16. I MEDDLEI MEDDLE
  17. 17. AnalogAnalog DIGITAL
  18. 18. Teacher as Trickster
  19. 19. There is no DONE. Everything is always in beta.
  20. 20. Know it All
  21. 21. COMFORTABLE WITH CERTAINITY UN UN
  22. 22. Know it AllLEARN
  23. 23. RESISTANCE TO PREMATURE CLOSURE
  24. 24. Assign projects that flummox
  25. 25. perplex (someone) greatly; bewilder flummox verb
  26. 26. Cheese Mountain
  27. 27. FACT FINDING FACT FINDING
  28. 28. Disney Wienies
  29. 29. IDEA GENERATING IDEA GENERATING
  30. 30. Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. - Orson Scott Card
  31. 31. 1.39 Billion pounds 900,303 cubic yards
  32. 32. SOLUTION FINDING SOLUTION FINDING
  33. 33. EXAMPLES & NONEXAMPLES
  34. 34. Go to menti.com and use code 26 77 7
  35. 35. wodb.ca
  36. 36. Saying something is REAL does not make it REAL
  37. 37. Saying something is FAKE does not make it FAKE
  38. 38. “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” Obi-Wan Kenobi
  39. 39. BEWARE THE CLICKBAIT CHUMBOX!BEWARE THE CLICKBAIT CHUMBOX!
  40. 40. 8 CLICKBAIT TRAPS AND HOW THEY FOOL YOU EVERY TIME! 8 CLICKBAIT TRAPS AND HOW THEY FOOL YOU EVERY TIME!
  41. 41. 1. You Will Never Guess Why! 1. You Will Never Guess Why!
  42. 42. 2. What We Found Was Shocking! 2. What We Found Was Shocking!
  43. 43. 3. Eleven Things You Will Never Guess About Your Favorite Celebrity 3. Eleven Things You Will Never Guess About Your Favorite Celebrity
  44. 44. 4. Best New Tech Tools! Number 4 is My FAVORITE! 4. Best New Tech Tools! Number 4 is My FAVORITE!
  45. 45. 5. What Every Successful Person Must Know 5. What Every Successful Person Must Know
  46. 46. 6. Feel Better About Yourself By Doing This. 6. Feel Better About Yourself By Doing This.
  47. 47. 7. Lose Weight Now By Eating These Foods. 7. Lose Weight Now By Eating These Foods.
  48. 48. 8. How To Save $$$ on Your Next Purchase 8. How To Save $$$ on Your Next Purchase
  49. 49. 1. You Will Never Guess Why! 2. What We Found Was Shocking! 3. 11 Things That You Probably Did Not Know About Your Favorite Celebrity 4. Best New Tech Tools! Number 4 Is my Favorite! 5. What Every Successful Person Must Know 6. Feel Better About Yourself by Doing This 7. Lose Weight Now by Eating These Foods 8. How To Save $$$ on Your Next Purchase 8 CLICKBAIT TRAPS
  50. 50. “I never thought riding the bus would make me so angry.” “I never thought riding the bus would make me so angry.”
  51. 51. Two Bicycle Repairmen in Kitty Hawk, NC Will Change the Way You Think About Travel Two Bicycle Repairmen in Kitty Hawk, NC Will Change the Way You Think About Travel
  52. 52. This Man Went to See a Play What Happened Next Blew His Mind!
  53. 53. THINGS A MEDDLER MIGHT SAY
  54. 54. Wax On. Wax off.Wax On. Wax off.
  55. 55. In every job that must be done, There is an element of fun. You find the fun and SNAP! The job’s a game.
  56. 56. First of all, I would like to make one thing clear: I never explain anything.
  57. 57. I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.
  58. 58. Tim Gunn
  59. 59. menti.com 26 77 7
  60. 60. BECOME A GREAT TEACHER
  61. 61. “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few of these as there are of any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
  62. 62. She breathed curiosity into us so that we brought in facts or truths shielded in our hands like captured fireflies.
  63. 63. LOVE WHAT YOU DO
  64. 64. YOUR COMFORT ZONE
  65. 65. brianhousand.com brianhousand@gmail.com @brianhousand brian.housand brianhousand
  66. 66. MEDDLERIN THE MIDDLE BRIANHOUSAND.COM/MEDDLER

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