Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Dr. Will Show - The Starbucks Classroom with Kayla Delzer
On today's episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Kayla Delzer about how she brought the inspirational vibe of Starbucks to her classroom.
Kayla Delzer is a 2nd grade teacher and Project Lead the Way Lead Teacher in West Fargo, North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge.com, where she writes about a variety of edtech topics. In August, she began her 8th year of teaching 2nd grade. She holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified, the highest mark of professional accomplishment. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners. Kayla is a technology enthusiast, and she works as an educational consultant for several school districts. She frequently travels around the United States to speak at educational conferences. Kayla is a highly connected educator, and her classroom Twitter account (@tweetingtopdogs) and Instagram account (@topdogkids) have allowed her students to learn virtually with hundreds of classrooms and experts from all over the world. She is highly sought after by educational and technology companies to preview and review their products, and she sits on several boards of educational companies. She is in the beginning stages of authoring her first book for educators based on best 21st century teaching practices for digital natives, due to be published in December 2016.