First Presenter's Institution

University of Minnesota

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Session 5 (Scarbrough 4)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Demographics indicate that America has and will continue to have diverse family structures. The challenge for educators is how to welcome family diversity in the classroom. We cannot see the picture while we are in the frame. As teachers and educators, we need to get out of the frame and engage all students. This presentation will introduce innovative approaches and strategies that help motivate kids. Teaching as storytelling, when combined with humor, will thaw kids’ brains. Even the most reluctant reader or writer will be motivated when engaged in narrative activities that enhance the use of creativity and imagination.

Summary

Demographics indicate that America has and will continue to have diverse family structures. The challenge for educators is how to welcome family diversity in the classroom. We cannot see the picture while we are in the frame. As teachers and educators, we need to get out of the frame and engage all students. This presentation will introduce innovative approaches and strategies that help motivate kids. Teaching as storytelling, when combined with humor, will thaw kids’ brains. Even the most reluctant reader or writer will be motivated when engaged in narrative activities that enhance the use of creativity and imagination.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Known for his dynamic and humorous presentations, Kenyan native Chang’aa Mweti has a B.S in English and Drama, and an M.S in the teaching of English in Secondary Schools, all from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His area of concentration was “The Power of Narratives in Education.” He taught elementary schools in Kenya for over 13 years. He is currently an associate Professor and “Director, African and African American Studies Program” at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus.

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:30 AM

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Our Cultural Filters Construct Our World View

Session 5 (Scarbrough 4)

Demographics indicate that America has and will continue to have diverse family structures. The challenge for educators is how to welcome family diversity in the classroom. We cannot see the picture while we are in the frame. As teachers and educators, we need to get out of the frame and engage all students. This presentation will introduce innovative approaches and strategies that help motivate kids. Teaching as storytelling, when combined with humor, will thaw kids’ brains. Even the most reluctant reader or writer will be motivated when engaged in narrative activities that enhance the use of creativity and imagination.