Posted May 10, 2016on:
Meet Grace Helbig. She is many things: YouTuber, author, TV show host, actress, entertainer.
She and some other Internet personalities were recruited by AT&T to create their own web series and Grace opted for creative writing. The video below is the fifth her series.
I am wondering if she might include in her job descriptions the role of educator, albeit not a conventional one.
Grace does not have a teaching background or qualifications, but she shows evidence of what we need from a modern teacher. She:
- draws out from learners instead of delivering.
- gets learners to participate by doing and sharing.
- uses multiple platforms to reach her learners.
- designs tasks that are fun and authentic.
Not everyone has the chops to be an educator. Not every non-educator has something to teach teachers how to be more relevant educators. Grace Helbig is one. Watch, deconstruct, and learn.