Meet David Timony, Professor, Cognitive Researcher, and Music Teacher
How are you involved in education?
I teach future educators at Temple University and Moore College of Art and Design and Elementary Music at Girard College Elementary School. In my spare time, I am a member of a cognitive research group which bridges school psychology and educational psychology. At this time, we are working on a project that explores the working memory of teachers as demonstrated in the classroom. Beyond that, I am currently in the proposal stages of further research into student perceptions of teacher Expertise and its effects of effort, outcomes, and student/teacher satisfaction.
What’s your ideal classroom or school like?
I am perfectly happy with a room filled with students. A firm believer in an andragogical approach to education, I enjoy creating the information superhighway from the organic matter in the room. Smart media and classrooms are useful but I prefer to get my ‘wows’ showing students how much they already know and then how much more they are capable of achieving. So ideally? Lots of options with the tech being less cumbersome.
Have you ever attended an unconference before?
I am looking forward to my first one!
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?
Seeding student minds: How to develop great classroom ideas, improve teaching environments, and promote student engagement through student feedback.
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