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Prezi Educators Society

David Gibbs Application

David Gibbs

on 29 December 2013

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Educators Society Application - David Gibbs
and I found it...
I was born in Leicestershire, England where I spent my formative years.
until 1987 when ......
I joined the British Army as a Military Policeman
During the next 22 years I served all over the world including.....
Northern Ireland
United States of America
The Former Republic of Yugoslavia
The Falkland Islands
Brunei Darussalam
In 2011 I retired from the army and sought another career...
Something interesting
...when I became an educator
I began as a volunteer, teaching without pay while working at a second job and studying for my teaching qualification.
Until I became a full time college lecturer in 2013 and graduated as a teacher.

The end of my 2 year journey!
I then secured a part-time teaching position, while continuing to work at my other job and still studying towards my teaching qualification.
But it's not been easy ...
Even as a (comparatively) new member of the teaching profession I feel I have made huge progress in my professional practice and that I have a lot to offer as a Prezi Educator.

at Leicester College
I've been lucky enough to share some really innovative ideas with colleagues and I've adapted one of these to make a really positive impact on my learners.
My idea was to give learners ownership of their own achievements during teaching and learning sessions.
I've done this by adapting the "all, most, some" concept, in that
learners must achieve identified objectives during a session,
learners should be able to achieve certain objectives and some
be able to achieve identified objectives,
These objectives can be either quantitative:

All learners must list a certain number of items

Most learners should list more items

Some learners might list even more items
Or, the objectives can be qualitative:

All learners must be able to identify factors

Most learners should be able to describe factors

Some learners might be able to evaluate factors
Having identified the use of this method, I then decided to adapt it for my learners.

My idea was to introduce a gold, silver, bronze ranking to work with each objective.
Learners are encouraged to achieve the highest level they can, accompanied by the message "go for gold!"
The results were better than I could have expected, with learners fully engaged and working towards achieving the highest medal they could.
As an educator I place great value in providing learners with every opportunity to learn, helping them achieve and guiding them along their learning journey.

I believe that being a member of the Prezi Educators Society will form part of the development of my teaching practice and enable me to be considered as the best Prezi Educator.
I value working with other educators by sharing good practice, exploring new ideas and discussing teaching theory.

I hope that by becoming a Prezi Educator, I can continue to develop as a professional and support others in their development.
I would like to end with some education quotes...
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

John F. Kennedy
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X
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