A week ago, I gave a professional development segment on humanizing online learning spaces at the start of the year and building strong relationships from the get-go.* One simple start to such an effort is to create a teacher intro video that introduces students to who you are as their teacher.
Take a look at what one of the middle school science departments made.
Two things stand out:
- This team is thoughtful. They produced a video that took some time and cleverness; credibility has started.
- This team has passion. According to Stanford's Bill Damon, that's not a small deal.
- This is a team of individuals. The group's personalities really shine here — I couldn't watch this thing without smiling and being a bit envious of this team's students.
Have you made an intro video that might inspire another teacher? Share it in the comments! I'd love to see more.
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