Would we ourselves enjoy the structure we employ, the instructional practice, the methodology, the routines and the repetitions? Do we really think that all of the students in our classes learn just like we did…like we do?
What if we also had to enroll in at least one more class – a class that is completely and utterly different than the one we teach? In that place of uncomfortableness, wouldn’t we learn how to reach more of our students…the ones who don’t think and learn just like we do?
Don’t we owe it to our young learners to put ourselves in our own classes, as well as in at least one more that stretches and perplexes us?
[This post was originally published on It’s About Learning on May 6, 2012.]