In my new role as the high school Instructional Coach in Turner USD 202 District, I noticed the innovative tweets coming from Cassie Nix at the 6th Grade Academy. I went over to meet her and check out her new standing workstation. My goal was to tweet and share the classroom design story with teachers at my high schools and with others via Twitter photos. I did not plan to do a mini interview--although I should have planned it! Luckily, she was game for an on-the-spot interview. Cassie is a natural in front of the camera. One take and we were done. The kids chimed in with their thoughts as well and are part of the video. I created the movie on my iphone using iMovie. I uploaded it straight to Youtube. My new hat: Educational video reporter. One of my 2016 goals. I believe you will nod your head as you hear Mrs. Nix talk about why she made the desk change. I believe you will nod your head even more vigorously when you hear how she handled the desk change with the kids. Her student-centered, conversation-based approach to learning--together, as an entire class--is beautiful!
Here's the 3 minute Youtube video!