Great Teaching?

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”      — William Arthur Ward  —

We’ve all experienced great teachers.  From them, we learned, discerned and applied what we learned.  We authentically participated in and experienced a learning process.  We may still be learning from those inspirational lessons.

We’ve all experienced poor teachers.  We were told what to read and maybe which exercises to complete.  In turn, we received a written grade or score.  Quite the forgettable experience, and for that matter, teachers.

Great teaching requires an ownership of planning, preparing and engaging with others of the teacher.  Great teaching requires invested time and effort for each learner to activate their own learning.  Each learner brings their unique perspective and personal level of interest into the process.  The rest is on you, the teacher.

Do much more than tell if you require any appreciable level of learning.


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