Saturday, August 9, 2014

Teach like a Monkey!

Or, you can teach like:


a Techie.

it's Summer


or even (gods forbid)  YOU!!  

This post is in response to a requirement that I implement 3-5 of  Doug Lemov's "Teach Like a Champion" techniques in my classroom.  In truth, I already implement many of them, but do not do so consciously or consistently.

Although I am not opposed to exposure to and consideration of the effective teaching methods of others, I am vehemently opposed to being told exactly how I must teach, even when the tactics are administratively implemented in minuscule increments.

Sure, the effort here is to make me a better teacher, and I'm all for becoming better, but I will not be treated like a trained monkey, and I refuse to treat my students as such.

This could go on and on, and so it goes.

1 comment:

Ron Smith said...

Thanks for posting this. It may even, God forbid, provoke a spirited conversation or two.