Tagged: thoughts

Interview with myself

{ I think this a great reflective activity for any teacher. Going to make this  part of the curriculum in some of my future courses, for sure } What subjects have you been teaching? What types of students do you have? I’ve been teaching TESOL,  both...

The alive and the online

This evening, I went out to the local symphony’s Christmas Concert.  A wonderful gathering of many in this small city.  They played the score for the Christmas film – The Snowman by Peter Briggs.  Plus lots of carols and they had the whole audience singing...

Do Teachers Kill Creativity?

Do Teachers Kill Creativity?

Do teachers kill creativity? What is the harm that a “teacher” does, just by being a teacher? Do we indeed stunt student achievement, growth and “thought” by our mere presence as a model and person to look up to and copy/become? Like Ken Robinson’s story...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Teacher

Download the book of which this is the opening essay. “In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” It is that time of year, time to say good bye. Time to close books and put away pencils...

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