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The Educational Trigger

Posted by SHAWN MONTANO on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, In : Vibrant 
When your teaching a lesson do you factor what part of the experience triggers interest?  I’m sure you think everything in your lesson is interesting.  Your students do not feel like this (I'm sure you know this).  Do you have particular activities that provide a potential trigger for interests?  

Why all the question about triggers?  I recently read The Canalization and Connectedness in the Development of Science Interest by Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn.  This paper had the word trigger 51 ti...

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Freewrite for students initial thoughts on a class

Posted by SHAWN MONTANO on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, In : Vibrant 

It’s not hard to write, right? We all know words. We're not all sure what order to put words in sometimes. Writing, that’s easy. Editing, that’s hard. I’m trying to polish this very write with elegance.


This semester, I’m teaching media writing. Student will write, a lot. Did I mention they’ll write, a lot? For many, it’s their first opportunity with a media-focused curriculum. I want to know what they’re thinking before we got started. So, if had them write about it. I asked t...


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Give Them a Critique Before They finish the Project

Posted by SHAWN MONTANO on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, In : Vibrant 
I'm giving my student the best chance to succeed.  Their 1st project for a grade is a silent movie. Though they have shot several practice movies, this is their 1st real attempt at putting everything together they've learned into a project.

Once they've completed shooting their movies we then spend an entire class critique their raw video. I ask them to export 20 clips that showcase there story.  No editing, just the 20 clips on a timeline and export.

We, as a class look at all the raw video. I...

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