Making classroom magic with Mystery Skype

By:Tim Bush

skype“The magic of Mystery Skype can be discovered in a myriad of ways.  Sometimes you don’t even see the trick; it just manifests itself right before your eyes.Allow me to share an example from my 5th grade classroom. Before Mystery Skype my students never considered themselves or their lives to be of much interest to anyone.  They didn’t believe they had anything unique or special to offer.  Just small town kids in a small rural school district in Mondamin, Iowa.  However, through the power of Mystery Skype my kids soon realized the reasons they perceived themselves to be ordinary were in fact the things that made them unique. As we took part in Mystery Skype lessons, sharing our information and our personal experiences with many others, my students began to view themselves and their community from a new perspective.  They carried themselves differently, spoke more confidently, and held their heads up just a little higher.  It was a magical transformation which was completely unforeseen and unexpected.” To read further please click here:

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