The Song and Dance of Teaching: Do We Need to be Entertainers?
Phillip Joy, PhD Candidate
Graduate Teaching Associate, CLT
Is your classroom a stage? Are you performing for your students? This discussion and debate will explore whether teachers need to be, or even should be, entertaining students. Should teachers just relay information and knowledge or do teachers need to “entertain” students to be more effective? How do we hold student’s attention with the ever-changing technological distractions? Participants will partake in small group discussions and debate the pros and cons of entertaining students. The workshop will review strategies to promote interactive teaching and engaging students.
Killam Library, Room B400
Centre for Learning and Teaching