Published on December 12, 2013
PowerPoint Presentation: Passion-Based Learning A Presentation By Rajiv Bajaj Based on The Article By Ms Saga Briggs PowerPoint Presentation: 25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom PowerPoint Presentation: “When students are motivated to learn, they naturally acquire the skills they need to get the work done.” Sir Ken Robinson P hoto Credits: Tim Wilson on Flickr PowerPoint Presentation: Share your own passions with your students. Passion is contagious. #1 PowerPoint Presentation: Indulge in your own passions outside of the classroom. The energy you put into something you love outside the classroom will find its way into to your lessons. #2 PowerPoint Presentation: Let students share their passions. The act of sharing something personally fulfilling enhances your excitement for it and motivates you to share it further. #3 PowerPoint Presentation: Introduce students to resources that help them exercise their passions. #4 PowerPoint Presentation: Help students find others who share the same passion. An especially useful tactic in a middle school setting where fitting in can be an even higher priority than learning. #5 PowerPoint Presentation: Connect students’ passions to real-world scenarios. Emphasize the real-life significance of machines that are built to help people. #6 PowerPoint Presentation: Divorce practicality from the picture... sometimes it is best to let the passion flourish within the student organically, without much outside influence. #7 PowerPoint Presentation: When students are motivated to learn, they naturally acquire the skills they need to get the work done . Sir Ken Robinson Trust that hard work follows naturally from passion. #8 PowerPoint Presentation: Value all passions equally. Try not to let any bias creep into the picture when it comes to student passions. #9 PowerPoint Presentation: Let students take control. When students believe they are in control of their own learning, they value it twice as much as they would otherwise. #10 PowerPoint Presentation: Learn how to recognize passion in momentary obsessions. #11 PowerPoint Presentation: Get to know a student’s passions through his parents and friends. #12 PowerPoint Presentation: Surround your students with passionate people. Call in guest speakers and show your class videos of people doing what they love. #13 PowerPoint Presentation: Allow for students’ passions to develop and change. Support them through and through. Express your faith their value as a person, not just as a talented student. #14 PowerPoint Presentation: Help connect students to a new subject through an existing passion. Be proactive when it comes to student interests. #15 PowerPoint Presentation: This may mean taking time to talk to your math student’s art teacher when that student proceeds to doodle all period long in algebra, rather than announcing that art has no place in the math room. PowerPoint Presentation: See what you can do to use your students’ individual passions to get your own subject across to them. PowerPoint Presentation: Show students how learning about seemingly unrelated topics can help them learn more about their passion. #16 PowerPoint Presentation: The power of interdisciplinary learning should not be underestimated. PowerPoint Presentation: The best way to help reinforce a student’s passion is to show her that it can be applied to and enriched by multiple subjects. PowerPoint Presentation: Not only will this help her confirm the significance of her passion; it will prove to her that previously unfamiliar and uninteresting subjects actually do have value. PowerPoint Presentation: Set aside time to let passions flourish. When strict adherence to time tables makes it virtually impossible to set aside time for anything extra, it’s understandable that passions often go unrecognized in the classroom. #17 PowerPoint Presentation: Just remember what’s truly most important to you when it comes to the individual student, and stick by that. PowerPoint Presentation: Help students create something with their passions. #18 PowerPoint Presentation: A passion unpracticed is better than no passion at all, but a passion that yields results makes a student feel confident, accomplished, and smart. PowerPoint Presentation: Weave standards into passion-based learning. One way to cover all your responsibilities as an educator is to incorporate assessment standards into passion-based learning, or vice versa. #19 PowerPoint Presentation: Become comfortable with the word “passion”. Be prepared to talk about passion openly with students, parents, and other teachers. #20 PowerPoint Presentation: Be ready to define it, defend its place in the classroom, and help others throw all negative connotations of self-serving, reckless abandon out the window! PowerPoint Presentation: Let yourself be inspired by other impassioned educators. Watch TED Talks, speak with other educators about passion’s place in the classroom, join an online forum to discuss techniques and share stories. #21 PowerPoint Presentation: Understand what passion means for students of different age levels. #22 PowerPoint Presentation: Younger students require less direction when it comes to passion, since they can’t be expected to have the maturity of focus that older students have. PowerPoint Presentation: For younger students, aim wide; for older students, aim deep. PowerPoint Presentation: Understand what passion means for students with different backgrounds. #23 PowerPoint Presentation: While some students may have no trouble understanding what passion is, others may feel uncomfortable with the concept. PowerPoint Presentation: Recognize that some students may have been raised by passionate parents and others may have been discouraged to do much self-reflecting. PowerPoint Presentation: Understand where passions come from. For some students, passion may be a way to hide from negative events at home or at school. #24 PowerPoint Presentation: For others, it may be a way to connect with a friend or to please a parent. Wherever the interest comes from, understanding its origins will help you to direct its growth . PowerPoint Presentation: Connect passions with intelligence, not talent. #25 PowerPoint Presentation: This makes the student feel that the skill is in his control, something he earned because of his intelligence, not because of some God-given talent. PowerPoint Presentation: It is a confidence he will take with him into other subjects as well. PowerPoint Presentation: Reference Sources: Based on an article by Ms Saga Briggs on informED – Open Colleges, Australia Link - http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/25-ways-to-institute-passion-based-learning-in-the-classroom / Image Sources: Morgue File – http://www.morguefile.com Google Images Presentation for non-commercial, educational purpose only. No copyright infringements intended. All rights of the images used are with their respective owners.