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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Some key principles about "lecturing less"
What is the essential message of becoming a "Guide on the Side"?
b) sharing with students the research about what experts think will be needed by employees and workers of the future. I like talking to students as "young adults in training." Here's what I will talk about with my future colleagues" is the way I introduce some ideas. (That approach sometimes works.)
c) taking time to link students to “collaborative skills.” Show students that they don’t need to re-invent the wheel, just collaborate with others.
You can explore some of the principles of becoming a "Guide on the side" by looking at these videos
For example, the BIBPenpals work connects nicely with Dominos For Schools and the work of PikiFriends. As an independent educator, I look for useful pieces from other educators. It helps to give time to teachers to explore and learn from colleagues.
Here’s a link that I suggest to teachers and students:
I am a taxpayer and I believe that teachers, students, principals and parents need descriptions of a new way of teaching. I wake up every morning with Dr. Fischler's question in my head: "How do you become a visible change agent in this environment?" and "Time is a variable" and "The Student is the Class." The words of Daniel H. Pink, Will Sutherland, John Corlette, Eliot Levine, Elliot Washor, Charles Mojkowski and Dennis Littky inform my daily work.