Episode 122

Published on:

2nd Oct 2020

122. Important Skills Kids Need to be Taught - Omar Espinoza

We cover:

* The quantitative vs qualitative model of teaching

* The impact of testing on a students emotional well being

* The skill kids need to be taught

And much more

"Omar is an Elementary School teacher who made it his life’s mission to make video creating accessible to everyone.

As a student who took English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in elementary, reading and writing were a challenge for him. It was because of this experience that he disliked reading and writing, and only did enough to “get by.” When he became a teacher, he knew he wanted to change the way English was taught so his students would not go through the same experiences he did.

Looking back at his childhood before the start of his second year, he realized that the funny videos he was making were actually developing his literacy skills. He noticed that figurative language and high academic vocabulary were highly used in his videos. So he decided to bring in the joy of making videos to his classroom.

With this new Project Based Learning style, not only is he developing literacy skills in his students, but also fostering each student’s socio-emotional skills. At first, he received a lot of criticism for using social media platforms for teaching, with a common “reason” being that “It’s not for educational purposes.”

Today, he is an elementary school teacher who has successfully facilitated two Cleveland School Film Festivals, and continues to mentor students through the art of Film.

Omar has also spoken at the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) conference, and recently launched his free filmmaking website full of tutorials and video challenges for students to partake in."

Stay connected with Omar:

Instagram: @Filmingwithmre

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Twitter: @Filmingwithmre

Website: www.filmingwithmre.com

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A Handful of Hope
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A Handful of Hope brings extraordinary people (entrepreneurs, NY Times Bestselling authors, celebrities, thought leaders, CEO's, etc...) together to share their tips, tricks, tactics, tools, and magic with you.

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Jesse Brisendine

Jesse Brisendine, the creator of "Zero Limits Coaching," is a world renowned expert who works with high achievers and organizations to move beyond their limitations & unlock their greatness.

Business leaders, Hollywood celebrities, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, and educators have utilized Jesse's services to break through limiting beliefs, uncover their unique purpose, build thriving businesses, and live fulfilling lives.

Jesse is a big fan of buffets, professional wrestling, and finding the silver lining in any situation.