Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The Instruction Manual for Teaching?
Reading more of Gee and listening to Greg and Orlando today made me realize something about this course. If we learn best by participation rather than by reading, then perhaps that explains why I feel so uncomfortable with this class. It's like I'm reading the instruction book without having the game for context. It can be disorienting and frustrating. If I could be teaching and applying what I'm learning and the same time, I feel that would be more comfortable and natural for me. Now you guys are all in varying stages – not teaching, observing, student teaching, co-teaching, teaching independently, etc. So what do you think?