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Published on Dec 8, 2017
In a dramatic, poetic performance, english teacher Gregor Trpin challenges the status quo. Believing a multitude of pressures facing today's students prevent learning in the classroom, Gregor believes the answer to improved learning lies in being sensitive to how his students are feeling and balancing curriculum with his students' emotional wellness needs. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Gregor Trpin has been a teacher for over 10 years, the last four contributing to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Aside from teaching, Gregor’s background includes television acting, theater credits, and extensive experience as an acting coach, writer and director. Gregor has always held an admiration for classical poetry and plays, and enjoys intertwining his passions of performance arts and education in his slam poetry.
Current and future projects include increasing awareness for further literacy development, as well as leading conversations for more balanced literacy. Through this work, Gregor hopes to promote reflection, self-discovery and openness that inspires teachers to take ownership of their instruction and create authentic learning opportunities for their students. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx