Teachers and Film Makers Jason Korreck and Rob Phillips share about their upcoming documentary, Teacher of the Year, which attempts to pull back the curtain on the teaching profession and explore the complexity of teacher performance.
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The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes
BY MICHAEL HILL
@ VOL 2
ON AUG 20, 2015
"I began looking at the world asking 'where could I put the blue shoes in this setting'?"
In The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 2, interdisciplinary scholar Michael R. Hill shares the story of how during a creative exercise from a 2013 Teacher Workshop on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at School of the Art Institute Chicago, his blue Nike Hyper Enforcer shoes became the inspiration of a year long visual daily blog, full of creative adventure, and a bit of hilarity.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, Octobern 26th, 2015.
Telling the Story of 30 million People in a Sinking Country
BY ADRIEN TAYLOR
@ VOL 26
ON MAR 02, 2016
Journalist come entrepreneur and long time climate change advocate Adrien Taylor tells the story of how he took a leap of faith that led him to Bangladesh with a climate scientist and a few amateur documentary makers, to film a country that bears the highest burden of displacement due to climate change. The documentary 30 Million is out later this year.
The Teacher Who Learned to Listen
BY MARK KAWAKAMI
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
"Teaching isn’t just about bestowing substantive knowledge to students. It’s about teaching them and giving them experiences that Google can’t."
It is easy to grasp the concept that communication is a two-way street but how many of us really put the theory into practice? How easily do we fall on the default of just trying to put our point across, specially if we think about education?
Mark Kawakami is passionate about teaching and also describes himself as a failed comedian. In The Teacher Who Learned to Listen from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, he shared what conclusion he came to over the years of teaching.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2016.
Connecting Worlds/ Mundos Unidos
BY JILL MCGEE
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 17, 2017
William, Seamus, Olivia and Arnav are resident experts in all things Second Grade. This year, their teacher, Ms. McGee has asked 4 of her friends to share what they love the most about their school, because in navigating their education, the kids' voices are the most important ones.
Seven Years in Laos - A Teachers Learning Journey
BY JULIA MITCHELL
@ VOL 7
ON SEP 14, 2017
The often quoted maxim, “I went out as a teacher and came back a student” so aptly pertains to Julia Mitchell ‘s life in Laos, the country she has made her home. Embracing the culture and language, and forming lasting bonds with friends, transformed her stay from one year to seven. Julia’s vibrant story is infused with humour and pathos as she tells why this country has won her heart.
Building Blocks of Peace: A teacher's story
BY BEVERLY BRAXTON
@ VOL 6
ON JUN 09, 2018
Come hear how the Sanfordville Peace Wall Memorial came to be. Join Beverly Braxton to learn about how her eight and nine year old students created the memorial and about the ancient symbolism that forms its design.