Taking It To the Screen — Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

Since most students are dealing with something challenging, I remind them all that, “We should treat everyone as though they have a broken heart because they probably do.”

  • What are things that people might misunderstand about you?
  • How do you make a big decision?
  • If you could gain any one quality or ability, what would it be?
  • What is your most treasured memory?
  • What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
  • What has been your biggest challenge this week?
  • What’s something you want to do that you’ve never done?
  • What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
  • If you were famous, what would you be famous for?
  • What’s your favorite quote?

Every other week I do an I Like/I Wish brainstorm at the end of class session.

When planning each class, I see myself as a producer of an interactive play with lots of scene changes.

As Albert Einstein said, “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”



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Tina Seelig

Tina Seelig


Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford. Author, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, inGenius, Creativity Rules http://www.tinaseelig.com/