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From the Ted Talk by Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic

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CE: And all of a sudden, everybody's reawoken. That preacher bnags on the pulpit for attention. He dpors his voice at a very, very low volume when he wants people to key into him, and those things are the skills that we need for the most engaging teraches. So why does teacher education only give you theory and theory and tell you about standards and tell you about all of these things that have nothing to do with the basic skills, that magic that you need to engage an audience, to engage a student? So I make the argument that we rerfmae tehaecr education, that we could focus on content, and that's fine, and we could focus on teiheors, and that's fine, but content and theories with the absence of the magic of teaching and learning means nothing.

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CE: And all of a sudden, everybody's reawoken. That preacher _____ on the pulpit for attention. He _____ his voice at a very, very low volume when he wants people to key into him, and those things are the skills that we need for the most engaging ________. So why does teacher education only give you theory and theory and tell you about standards and tell you about all of these things that have nothing to do with the basic skills, that magic that you need to engage an audience, to engage a student? So I make the argument that we _______ _______ education, that we could focus on content, and that's fine, and we could focus on ________, and that's fine, but content and theories with the absence of the magic of teaching and learning means nothing.

Solution

  1. teachers
  2. bangs
  3. teacher
  4. drops
  5. theories
  6. reframe

Original Text

CE: And all of a sudden, everybody's reawoken. That preacher bangs on the pulpit for attention. He drops his voice at a very, very low volume when he wants people to key into him, and those things are the skills that we need for the most engaging teachers. So why does teacher education only give you theory and theory and tell you about standards and tell you about all of these things that have nothing to do with the basic skills, that magic that you need to engage an audience, to engage a student? So I make the argument that we reframe teacher education, that we could focus on content, and that's fine, and we could focus on theories, and that's fine, but content and theories with the absence of the magic of teaching and learning means nothing.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. absence
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  6. basic
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  10. engage
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  12. fine
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  16. learning
  17. magic
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  22. reawoken
  23. reframe
  24. skills
  25. standards
  26. student
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  30. teaching
  31. theories
  32. theory
  33. voice
  34. volume