Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Are you encouraging self-directed learning?

I am a little different than some other teachers.  Not that this bad; I just have a different perspective than some, I think.  My differences seem at the same time practical and exciting to me: I get to be myself, and I am free to take risks with my thinking.

I am very interested in changing education.  I want my students to be independent, self-directed, confident learners.  And isn't this what everyone wants?  I mean, do you know any teachers that claim they want their students to be dependent, self-conscious followers who wait for the teacher's instruction and guiding hand on everything they do?  Probably not.