EDUCATION

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PURPOSE IN THE CLASSROOM:

WHERE TO FIND IT & HOW TO KEEP IT.

MEET

 NICK ESPOSITO 

Known as "Mr. E" to his students...and yes he knows that it sounds like the word "Mystery".  His students (all of them) make it a point to tell him.  ​While that is an easy observation to make, finding one's purpose is not. Nick's 2nd Rock is helping teachers and students find their purpose in the classroom. 

 

 PURPOSE IN THE CLASSROOM 

Where to find it. how to keep it.

If we want our students to be eager to come to school, be fulfilled while they there, and excited to go home and share what they've learned with their families then we must commit ourselves to a Pedagogy of Purpose.  At alarming rates, teachers feel undervalued, overworked, and are fleeing the profession.  Students increasingly are unengaged in the classroom.  Now more than ever, our classrooms must become places of purpose.  2nd Rock puts theory into practice by helping both teachers and students acquire the skills and mindsets to build purpose driven education into their lives.  Here are two workshops that are sure to help teachers start to build.

WHERE TO FIND IT

 The PEDAGOGY

OF PURPOSE 

The guide to building a classroom of purpose. This workshop shares the science behind the building blocks.

HOW TO KEEP IT

 THE ANTIFRAGILE

TEACHER

This workshop shows teachers how to use the stress of daily classroom life to boost their happiness and craft.

DISCOVER

 

Inspired teachers are needed to inspire students.

HAPPY TEACHERS

We need to do everything we can to support the mental health of teachers.  In order for our students to be inspired in the classroom they need to have inspired teachers.

ENGAGED STUDENTS

Students who see the 'WHY' in what they are learning are more likely to achieve in the classroom.

active community

A purpose driven community is a connected community.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

AUDIENCE TWEEt

 

What a moving and inspirational talk by

Nick Esposito.

#secondrock #TEDxUtica

POST SESSION EVALUATION

I LOVED this session. I agree that purposelessness and boredom are the the great threats to learning. Nick's model of problem based learning was a practical example of how to defeat those threats.

POST SESSION EVALUATION

Addressed an uncommon topic that really connected with the teachers and sparked some enthusiasm for reflective practices and getting away from the daily grind.