I was listening to a talk about creativity and art. If you check out the past few posts, there are some about the creativity and art. I’ve quite enjoyed the challenge of these talks. It has pushed me to consider what the medium is for my artistic expression. I write. I sing. I play the […]Read more "The Medium for Your Art"
I just finished a class tonight. It was an amazing group of students. We had a great time. We really wrestled with the issues and the theories in education. Tonight we talked about the new insights that we picked up in our time together in class. It always amazes what concepts really stand out for […]Read more "A Good Class"
Last week I lectured on Cultural Programming. Ever since that lecture, I have been more aware of how cultural programming really shapes your sense of self and what you do. I had this graphic up at the beginning of class, and my students just started reacting to it – based on their Cultural Programming. It […]Read more "Cultural Programming"
I am a teacher. Well, I am a teacher by trade, but it is also what I am – even if I didn’t do it as a profession. I was thinking about this today – but as I teacher, I do most of my teaching by talking. I teach. I say things. I lecture. I […]Read more "Teaching Without Talking"
…..they just take all the things that you already know and put it together for their students in a new way. Just because you’re not learning anything new doesn’t mean that your teacher is not teaching. Teachers are teaching because they’ve been able to put things together in ways that students aren’t quite able to. […]Read more "Sometimes Teachers Don’t Teach Anything New"
In the past, I would have said that it’s easier to just teach theory. Go to class. Just teach the next chapter. Keep it theory, and I would have fulfilled the requirements of that course. Easy enough. But teaching is so much more than theory. When you teach the theory, it will always connect […]Read more "More Than Theory"
This is not a new idea, but there is a difference between teaching students or teaching a subject. Teaching a subject is easier than teaching students. Knowing your subject matter and having command of the information – does not a teacher make. Don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of teachers and can teach […]Read more "Teaching Students vs. Teaching Subjects"