I loved how the reading (Ellis, 5) started out with something known, but often ignored. “Each of us has a personal philosophy which we apply, consciously or unconsciously, to our daily life. While some people are more informed than others, most people have established a basic framework within which to view life.”
And something of note from last weeks readings was that teachers are salaries are not high compared to other professions because they are assigned a work year of 180 days while the rest in our society considers 240 days to be the norm. This is working under the assumption that teachers are not preparing for the next school year during that time. And I have yet to meet a teacher for that assumption to be true.
Things from the lecture:
Solicit what the kids are interested in to make an impact beyond themselves – affecting change. Don’t teach until kids react negatively.