Why get the cart before the horse?

October 21, 2007

I really enjoyed dancing Nancy’s entry here about when and how new teachers are exposed to theory. I also recall during my undergraduate education classes researching all of those theories and thinking to myself “so this is what teachers do?”So I get to thinking, which is always scary, but since this is theory week and all I recall something in our discussions about teaching by doing? Wouldn’t it have been much more beneficial to ask the wanna be teachers to teach using their ideal style of instruction? That way they had a feeling or experience to connect their learning to. I know that for me it was a big shock the first few times that you actually teach that your feelings about the theories versus application of teaching change.

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