09: Passion-Based Learning – Tal Thompson shares the power of PBL and why he doesn’t really like the phrase “teacher.”

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Episode 09 - Teach Better Talk Podcast

In this episode, “Tall Tal” Tal Thompson takes us into his classroom, the “Innovation HUB” and shares why he doesn’t really like the phrase “teacher.” Tal discusses his passion for PBL, and why creating authentic experiences is where our focus needs to be.

As a Facilitator Of Learning Experiences, Tal talks about being a risk-taker, teaching his students to embrace failure, and the power of the maker movement.

Episode Highlights

Tal’s Recommendations

  • EdTech Tool: FlipGrid
  • Book: “Talk to Me” by Kim Bearden
  • Who to Follow:  Tal’s former superintendent, Pam Moran – George Couros, MakerEd
  • YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Hip Houghes
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Reflect more often. Don’t wait til the end of the year. Tal journals every morning.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: “Failure is a must. Embrace it.”

Links to Connect With Tal


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