Friday, June 6, 2008
Just putting a thought out there: Are the readings getting repetitive? Not just the ones within a given day, but from week to week? It seems the basic gist (removed from the edu-speak) is that the current method of teaching does not respect the capital, experiences, language, identities, etc... that students come into the class with and that we'd all be better off if we valued and utilized all that. OK got it. What if we had spent the first 2 or 3 classes reading and discussing the highlights from our semester long list of readings and then spent the remaining 10 or so classes actually writing up lesson and unit plans and trying them out on each other? Theory is great, but let us try our hand at it, let us learn by doing, change some participation here, stop dishing out these theories in a top down manner (see I can use edu-speak too!) . But honestly these guys are inventing new ways to say the same things as each other just to justify another publication. And to do it, all they do is quote themselves from earlier articles to fill the space. I definitely, TOTALLY, ABSOLUTELY agree with what we've been reading, so I'd like to use it. Thoughts?
Posted by Jason Lustig at 2:50 PM