Approval, praise and acceptance are the driving forces behind society's obsession with social media. A high school teacher shares the intertwining relationship between perception and perfection while challenging students to think beyond the accepted majority opinion of an issue.
Ramy Mahmoud is currently in his 11th year teaching at Williams High School in Plano ISD and was named PISD’s Teacher of the Year in 2013. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas, teaching “Curriculum and Instruction in Natural Sciences” to aspiring educators. Teaching both levels, Ramy sees a dangerous trend with his students and their ability to think critically. When they should be prepared for the world, many still await instructions and direction. Ramy’s passion in his classrooms is to always force his learners out of their bubble and show them how harmless, and incredibly fulfilling, it truly is!
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Now I see why you were both of my kids favorite teacher! Very impressive and well said.30/04/2016
Very interesting and well presented speech. Thanks for sharing.11/04/2016