The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

Gavin Mccormack

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

What is ‘The Exchange of Engagement.’

Whilst attempting to teach photosynthesis online, to several year 2 students during remote learning. I learned something extremely valuable.

It wasn’t the the new overhead camera’s functionality, it wasn’t the ability to be able to switch between iPad or shared screen, and it wasn’t how to use zoom via google classroom. (I did actually learn these too)

It was that learning is all about, what I call ‘the exchange of engagement.’ Once the children were far away, in their homes and behind the wall of my computer screen, I dawned on me that I rely heavily on the unspoken communication between myself and the children.

• The child with the slumped shoulders who needs that extra boost of confidence.

• The eager student who wants to answer every question, with the intention to help his team.

• Or the puzzled look in a child’s eyes that says “I’m not quite getting this? Can I have a 1-1 lesson later?”

These were suddenly removed from my pedagogy and I realised that over the last 25 years of teaching face to face. Myself, like many teachers around the world, had not only perfected the art of spotting and managing these observations, but we relied on them.

‘Education will always be an exchange. An unwritten, unheard conversation between everyone involved in the process. Never unsetimate the importance of observation.’

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9 Responses

  1. Hi Gavin,
    I saw your post regarding volunteering and teaching an hour to make change in which I have always believe in. I be more than happy to be able to be part of such noble cause that is educating someone. I can teach and Primary level as well as lower Secondary level. Hoping to hear from you.
    With regards

  2. Hi Gavin
    I would like to contribute.I can teach
    Biology up to Secondary level and General Science up to class 5.Looking forward to be part of your vision.

  3. Hi Gavin,
    I saw your post regarding volunteering and teaching an hour to make change in which I have always believe in. I be more than happy to be able to be part of such a noble cause that is educating someone. I can teach English.
    Hoping to hear from you soon and looking forward to be a part of your vision.
    Regards

  4. Hi Gavin,
    I read your post needing volunteer teachers to change the world. I am a change agent, interested in making a difference. I teach the elementary pupils. I have equally spotted the error in educate .

  5. Hi Gavin ,
    It’s indeed a terrific idea 💡 would love to join the Empathy Week . An educator by profession. English Language, Social Studies , Islamic Education, Drama is all that I would love to contribute . All the very best for this initiative..

  6. Hello Gavin. What an incredible idea and opportunity for both students and educators. Physical Education is my speciality, but I am also able to teach Biology up to Gr 10 level. In addition I am able to give motivational talks to High School students.
    I look forward to hearing from you, and am more than willing to help out by giving an hour to educating and education.

  7. I would love to teach science ,English and social studies in primary and Middle school..

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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