I believe that, globally, educators should focus more on the students than themselves. Not that they are not important but the reason why they go to school is to change the mind and heart of the students.
It is important to be a global minded educator because as an educator, you get a lot of opportunities to travel all around the world and inspire other educators and students across the globe.
You can’t afford to struggle solving educational inequalities because through the teaching and learning your heart and mind is changed. The love of the children will result to the love of your profession and you will understand that as a teacher you are not there as an expert or dictator but an instructor.
Game-Based Learning (GBL) is an instructional method that meets the millennial generation head on by incorporating educational content into digital games in order to engage learners more deeply. GBL draws upon the constructivist theory of education where learners actively make meaning of content by doing, as well as by playing. Today’s students, as digital natives, even without a lot of technology experience think and process information fundamentally different than earlier generations. GBL can be easily incorporated into any classroom and the engagement will be immediate.
This workshop will show examples of Game-Based Learning and give teachers a chance to experience it themselves by designing a game with an online platform called Kahoot. “Kahoot allows you to create a game for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!” You will see that non-violent digital games can facilitate planning and problem-solving that can be customized to your curriculum. Mental quickness, vocabulary growth, teamwork and memory all are benefits of GBL.