The other night I was watching Breaking Bad and the character, Jesse, got street cred after a rumor got started that he "offed" someone who stole drugs from him. My immediate thought was, "What is teacher cred and how do I get it?"
The latin word educere means to draw out or lead from within. Teaching children means facilitating the learning process and not simply giving them everything they need to know. Struggling with learning is to learn it for oneself. A quote from Jean Piaget:
"Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered for himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely."
Be the educator who facilitates learning.
This short post is based loosely from a blog post titled, "Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone!"
Jean Piaget, quoted in the Early Years Development Framework for Child Care Centres, Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports, Republic of Singapore, 2011, p 9.
Scott is an instructional coach for BBHCSD helping educators shift instructional practices to design effective, student-centered instruction in a 1:1 and blended learning environment. He presents and speaks to audiences locally, statewide, and nationally. Scott is active on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, and Flipboard.
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