Sunday, March 18, 2012
the job i have to do
90 percent of teaching, at least for me, is clarifying what my job (or "role") is at any given time in the classroom. I want to encourage growth and expansion in my students, but it's not always clear how I can best serve such a mission. And yet I am making progress. One thing, however, I can do more of is check in with the students and ask them what they think my job is, what they'd prefer it to be, and what they hope it won't become. Also, I could ask them what their job is in our class. When we are all doing our jobs, true learning emerges.