Stephen Brookfield talks about four core assumptions regarding skillful Teaching: Skillful teaching is whatever helps the student learn Skillful teachers adopt a critically reflective stance toward their practice The most important knowledge that skillful teachers need to do good work is a constant awareness of how students are experiencing their learning and perceiving teachers' actions … Continue reading Chapter 2 – Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching Response
Recently I watched a TEDGlobal video called, “Geoff Mulgan: A Short Intro to the Studio School” that I think you may find interesting. Here's a link to the video: http://www.ted.com/talks/geoff_mulgan_a_short_intro_to_the_studio_school Early in the video, Geoff Mulgan, Director of the Young Foundation, asks the question, “What kind of school would teenagers fight to get in to, not … Continue reading “Work by Learning and Learn by Working”
Fo my PID 3260 course, we are reading a book written by Stephen Brookfield called The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom. For the most part, it's a regular book on adult education. However, Brookfield threw a quick curveball to see if I was still awake, when he said, and I quote, “We give the … Continue reading From “Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side”
“I cannot motivate anyone to learn if at a very basic level they don’t wish to. All I can do is try to remove whatever organizational, psychological, cultural, interpersonal, or pedagogic barriers are getting in the way of their learning, provide whatever modeling I can, build the best possible case for learning, and then cross … Continue reading Throwing Marshmallows
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