We may face annoying, overwhelming, or game-changing disruptions all around us, but I am interested instead in focusing on the potential for turning small, unexpected disruptions into powerful forces for creating engagement and learning. We as educators can reimagine our pedagogical approach and reconnect with what makes learning in a classroom magical. We can do so by flipping the notion of what disruption is. Whether it is a "teachable moment," a surprising transition, a quick improv game, or a moment of vulnerability, learning together while being open to positive disruptions is a dynamic way to teach and a dynamic way to learn -- something the d.school does radically well.
I've written about this previously on the whiteboard, and you have been sharing your feedback with us. I look forward to bringing all of this to #dchat this evening. Do you have those moments, surprises, techniques for getting your students' attention? Join us tonight at 6pm PT on Twitter to discuss how we may create more positive disruptions and ways in which you have created them in your own life. We'll go until 7pm PT. I'll be tweeting from @kkrummeck.
Related: The power of (positive) disruptions