- The Teaching Professor - https://www.teachingprofessor.com -

Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching

I like how blogging lets us stir up ideas, watch them simmer, and taste the results. I’ll start this mix of ideas with Amy Mulnix’s insight [1] that teachers approach learning about teaching much like students approach learning course content. Examples: students think ability matters more than effort and teachers think teaching is a gift that is given more than a skill that can and should be developed; students want easy answers and teachers want techniques that work right the first time; and both share the fear of failure. Is this a comparison from which we might learn something?

To continue reading, you must be a Teaching Professor Subscriber.
Please log in or sign up [2] for full access.

Log In