From Discussion to Creation: Transforming Talk into Something New (via because to why)
This is one of the best things I’ve read in 2010—a must read for anyone who teaches, period. Kudos to my colleague and friend Beth Friese (http://twitter.com/librarybeth).
At the beginning of each semester, I set goals for myself as a teacher. Usually, these goals relate back to flaws or shortcomings I’ve noticed in my own teaching during previous semesters. I make these goals public to my students on the first day of class. As a teacher of teachers, I feel it’s important to model the kind of reflective, rethinking, renewing practice I hope my students will embrace themselves. For my goal this semester, I put co … Read More