Personal Transformation: Unlocking 21st Century Teaching | Dr. Ronald Lalonde | TEDxYouth@ASD

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Personal Transformation: Unlocking 21st Century Teaching | Dr. Ronald Lalonde | TEDxYouth@ASD

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Many often avoid speaking about the failures they’ve endured and tend to focus on their success. Ronald instead emphasizes three specific failures in his life and the means that each one of them have transformed him into becoming a better teacher. This, he believes, is the key idea of individual transformation that helps to create a better educator.
In the past several years, Ronald Lalonde, the Middle School Principal at the American School of Dubai, has researched and presented extensively within schools about the application of positive psychology to middle level education. He continues to seek ways to reimagine student relationships with schools, and reshape adult attitudes toward adolescents and adolescence. In his 17 years in international education, Ron has held leadership positions at schools in England, the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico, where his interest in school improvement led him to develop a successful Instructional Coaching program. Ron holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Philosophy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and a doctorate from the University of Calgary where he focused on critical issues in consulting students. Dr. Lalonde continues to conduct research into student engagement and student voice, while maintaining his commitment to improving middle level education.
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