Thursday, 28 October 2010

How not to antagonize your students

Being a student instead of the teacher is good for me.  I'm reminded of two important traits of good teaching:  stick to the outline if you can (a three-day topic in one class has taken six, which means that other interesting things will be deleted!  angst!), and don't belabor basic points by talking on and on because your students will start plotting ways to escape and run away at the next break...assuming you remember to give them a break....   Another lesson that I'm not sure how to apply to my middle school classes is:  use up-to-date resources.  Harder to come by in Uka than here, for sure!

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