An Open Letter To Educators
Morgan shared a video done by Dan Brown. I truly enjoyed this video and could relate to it. The way professors teach and expect it to really make a difference in our career I do not understand. I actually would love to not be in college right now, but you can not get a teaching certificate without it. The teaching method most professors use are just like Dan said and Dr. Strange refers as "burp back education". This method really needs to change! How can someone really say how smart someone is by teaching this way. All they are really doing is memorizing enough information to pass the test. Usually, they forget the material the same day they take the test.
I recommend everyone to watch Dan's video on Morgan's post.
Don't Let Them Take Pencils Home
Mr. Spencer posted an interesting post about students taking pencils home. I thought it was great how he got the parents involved. He also said he did not care if they were playing a game using the pencil as long as they were using it. I agree with this concept. I do not want to hold a student back from learning and playing a game does not mean they are not learning.
This was not a long post to read, but worth the read. Here is John Spencer's post.
I really liked my sentence from last semester...She made sure every child knew they could accomplish anything they set their mind to.
My sentence now would be...Did I really do the BEST that I could that day and if I did not then I need to try harder the next day.
I highly recommend everyone to watch Daniel Pink's video and think about your sentence.