Monday, May 7, 2012

Teacher-centered = learner-centered

I think that our learning institutions need to be teacher-centered.

Don't freak out. I don't mean that they need to be this kind of teacher-centered:

I just think that, in order for teachers to be able to successfully give the students the reins, in order to be on their A-game every day, in order to be the sort of facilitators that we strive to be, we're going to need a little more support and a heckuva lot less work. 

If we were in an ideal world, we could scrap the traditional school model all together and this might become a non-issue, but that's not going to happen any time soon. So while there is still the traditional role of teacher in a classroom of (way too many) learners, we could use a little help. Because we are burnt out and stretched thin. Please. The kids deserve it.

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