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From the Ted Talk by Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

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You know, questions and ctiiousry like Maddie's are magnets that draw us towards our teachers, and they trnnsaecd all technology or buzzwords in education. But if we place these technologies before sneudtt iinurqy, we can be robbing ourselves of our greatest tool as teachers: our students' questions. For example, flipping a boring ltrecue from the classroom to the screen of a mobile decvie might save instructional time, but if it is the focus of our students' experience, it's the same dehumanizing chatter just wrapped up in fancy clothing. But if instead we have the guts to confuse our students, plpeerx them, and eovke real questions, through those questions, we as teachers have information that we can use to tailor robust and informed methods of blended instruction.

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You know, questions and _________ like Maddie's are magnets that draw us towards our teachers, and they _________ all technology or buzzwords in education. But if we place these technologies before _______ _______, we can be robbing ourselves of our greatest tool as teachers: our students' questions. For example, flipping a boring _______ from the classroom to the screen of a mobile ______ might save instructional time, but if it is the focus of our students' experience, it's the same dehumanizing chatter just wrapped up in fancy clothing. But if instead we have the guts to confuse our students, _______ them, and _____ real questions, through those questions, we as teachers have information that we can use to tailor robust and informed methods of blended instruction.

Solution

  1. device
  2. evoke
  3. lecture
  4. transcend
  5. inquiry
  6. curiosity
  7. perplex
  8. student

Original Text

You know, questions and curiosity like Maddie's are magnets that draw us towards our teachers, and they transcend all technology or buzzwords in education. But if we place these technologies before student inquiry, we can be robbing ourselves of our greatest tool as teachers: our students' questions. For example, flipping a boring lecture from the classroom to the screen of a mobile device might save instructional time, but if it is the focus of our students' experience, it's the same dehumanizing chatter just wrapped up in fancy clothing. But if instead we have the guts to confuse our students, perplex them, and evoke real questions, through those questions, we as teachers have information that we can use to tailor robust and informed methods of blended instruction.

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