A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited to Jakob Esben Hansen's podcast 'Breakfast Conversations'. We had a lovely conversation about coffee (among the most essential fuels for us teachers) and about motivating pupils.
I don't want to give it all away in this blogpost (if you are interested, listen to the podcast), but I got the chance to talk about my darlings: using gamification and game based learning to facilitate learning and to make it spectacular (without expecting the impossible); using stories to pull pupils in; making technology work for you, instead of the other way around. In the end we all want the same: for our pupils to be genuinely interested and to take control of their learning.
Jakob has already interviewed a lot of Apple Distinguished Educators, so I can recommend his other episodes!