Month: July 2010

On becoming a teacher

Kevin had a great answer to the question, “should I become a teacher?” Yes, if your passion is to change the lives of young people one day at a time and if you’re willing to see the results of your daily work only years into the future, then yes, you should become a teacher. But On becoming a teacher

Changing how we evaluate…utopic?

I was asked to think about this statement and how it can be considered an assumption: The notion of systemic change in how we evaluate is utopic since it goes against parent expectations and societal values. If this were true then women would never have gotten the vote and black people would still be riding Changing how we evaluate…utopic?

What do you think when you think Ă©valuation?

Here are my explanations. Translated into English below. Continuel – l’Ă©valuation est un aspect de mon enseignement que je suis toujours en train de faire. Conversations – l’Ă©valuation pour moi est comme une conversation entre moi et l’Ă©lève, ainsi que leurs parents. C’est une conversation qui permet l’amĂ©lioration continuel. Rubriques – On parle beaucoup de What do you think when you think Ă©valuation?

Another big question re: learning styles

This question is an add-on to my last post: I no longer believe in learning styles. You? It might be a good idea to read that to put this in some kind of context :) ——— If we cater to individual preference in terms of how to receive input aka match our teaching style to Another big question re: learning styles

I no longer believe in learning styles. You?

A few years ago I had a series of … conversations … with my then PhD adviser about the notion of learning styles. The conversations included a few of us candidates who were also elementary or high school teachers. He maintained, and would not budge, the stance that there was no evidence to prove the I no longer believe in learning styles. You?