Scott Lewis: Teacher of Teachers

By Eryka Desrosiers

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Scott Lewis is an Instructional Technology Coach, a runner, a COSN Certified Educational Tech. Leader, a Google certified Educator, and a Hapara Champion Trainer. I got to know him a bit last year when he started organizing a cross-cultural and disciplinary collaboration for Mr. Bracken’s French as a Second Language class and my project-based learning ESL class along with the art teacher at their school. Basically, our students exchanged on their project-based learning experiences via video conferencing.

In this episode, we talk about:

-His innovative teaching lab
-How he taps into students’ curiosity and interests to start PBL
-Overcoming fear of failure
-How the key to getting students interested lies in building relationships
-Some resources he uses
-A few people who always manage to keep him inspired

Make sure to connect with Scott on Twitter! @ScottLewisITC