Wednesday, June 7, 2017

There’s More to Teaching Than Telling – Live Long and Prosper

There’s More to Teaching Than Telling – Live Long and Prosper:

There’s More to Teaching Than Telling

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It’s important for teachers to have content knowledge before they try to teach. Peter Greene – Curmudgucation – wrote,
Yes, teaching is both a skill and an art and to do a good job, you have to know the skill and the art of teaching. But just as you can’t have waves without water or air, you cannot have “teaching skills” without content knowledge– and all the teaching skills in the world will not make up for lacking knowledge. You cannot make an awesome lesson about adding two plus two if you do not know that the result is four. You cannot lead your students through an illuminating and inspiring study of Hamlet if you have never read the play yourself.
This is true, absolutely.
It’s also true for teachers of young children. Early childhood educators and elementary teachers need to understand the reading, math, social studies, and There’s More to Teaching Than Telling – Live Long and Prosper:

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