Saturday, September 24, 2011

Moving out of the way

Reflecting on my dangerous habit of talking too much in class, I found myself remembering a doodle I made two (!) years ago after a great lecture while on my Master of Teaching course:

As we work to become better teachers, inspired perhaps by dramatic "teacher as hero" stories, we can fall into the trap of thinking a better teacher is one who does more, who is more prominent and more active in the classroom. Now I'm beginning to realise a wiser teacher is much less obtrusive. You're still there, you're still doing a lot of work - but you also need to get out of the way and let the student interact with the subject.

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