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Published on May 19, 2017
Since first becoming a teacher I have made it my mission to focus my classroom on my students and not me. I firmly believe there is an engagement crisis in education and have devoted my career towards uncovering different approaches to cure this paralysis. We believe we are preparing students for the “real world” and their future careers but where do careers have you fill in bubbles, fill in blanks and constantly regurgitate fact with constrained creativity and punishment for risk taking? This talk would focus on how my implementation of Gamification in Education has revolutionized my classroom, and many other classrooms in North America. How it is helping my students connect with curriculum in far deeper ways, inspiring them for future careers in the sciences and motivating them to push past their own self-perceived limitations. Gamification in Education is here and I am here to tell you why!
Scott Hebert is an educator of 8 years who has made it his goal to eliminate the stereotype that school is boring. In an effort to do this he has been recognized both provincially (Alberta Excellent in Teaching Award in 2013) and Internationally (Best Gamification in Education Project Globally in 2015) for his efforts towards promoting Gamification in the classroom. He lives by the message, “Would you want to be in your classroom?” and strives to achieve this goal daily. As a trained Physical Education teacher he is a massive proponent of fun and movement in the classroom and up to this point it has been producing results!
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