I love to listen to Podcasts. Podcasts about teaching, marketing, parenting, presenting, curriculum and web design… I can’t get enough. It really is ridiculous.
One Podcast I have learned so much from is Pat Flynn’s, Smart Passive Income. I was on a road trip and I listened to quite a few episodes. You may be asking yourself why I am listening to a marketing Podcast, but stay with me.
The content in the marketing podcasts is exactly what we must be learning to be great in education these days. We, as the teachers, are no longer the holder of the knowledge; kids can siri just about anything. We are the motivators, the ones that help students see the great in themselves. We must learn to teach, motivate, coach, and inspire in the most efficient and effective way possible.
As I began to listen to The Smart Passive Income #105 podcast, I keep thinking… EVERY EDUCATOR should listen to this!!!! (Yes, stop right now, and go listen to this!)
This is a quote from Brian Kelly from Whatthespeak.com while being interviewed by Pat Flynn from Smartpassiveincome.com during this episode.
So the bottom line is, in order to keep the attention of our audience, we want them to be learning and this whole process of learning while you’re participating as an audience member in the presentation is key. And when you do this, your audience will then be primed to take action on the message, the ideas, whatever it is, maybe you’re selling something that they will take action on this if you incorporate these five principles that we’re going to go through.
– Bryan Kelly
This really resonated with me. How am I going to be sure every student grows everyday? How do we ensure that we challenge those that are ahead and meet the needs of those that have fallen behind?
This is a big picture question, let’s simplify it a bit.
In educators terms, how do we differentiate our instruction for every student? In marketing terms, how do I make sure the audience is learning? Either way, this is the key to getting engagement.
EVERY STUDENT GROWS EVERY DAY!
In the next few posts we will be looking at the more specific solutions to getting people (students) motivated, how to keep their attention, and improve overall opportunities for us (as educators) to influence student behavior and success.
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