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Archive for February 2010

Finding Balance

February 28, 2010

“Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.” George Santayana About a year and half ago I began practicing yoga.  I did it to try a different kind of exercise.  It was extremely difficult physically in the beginning as I was using muscles in new and different ways and […]

Aim the Spotlight

February 17, 2010

Learner-centered teachers “position themselves alongside the learner and keep the attention, focus, and spotlight aimed at and on the learning process.  That is the (teacher’s) role in a nutshell.” Maryellen Weimer The learning process.  It used to be easy.  For the teacher there was a prescribed curriculum, laid out step by step in a textbook […]

Who am I – Really?

February 16, 2010

“Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you.” Blaise Pascal How do groups you belong to contribute to and shape your identity?  There are vast groups, […]

Significant Learning: Adults Only?

February 8, 2010

“The purpose of instruction (and any other learning activity) is the promotion of student learning. All decisions relating to a given course (or other learning experience)—from the selection of reading materials to the assessment process—should be judged by their contribution to this end.”                        Dr. L. Dee Fink I was highly energized after reading Dr. L. […]

Andragogy vs. Pedagogy

February 1, 2010

“…it is tragic that we have not learned how to learn without being taught.” Malcolm Knowles At our first class meeting it was stated that K-12 education and adult education are very different.  Having a B.S. in Elementary Education and having worked with K-12 institutions for the past 18 years, I am trying to fully […]