Unexamined teaching…

“Unexamined teaching is drudgery.”  

John Fanselow

I wonder if the same holds true for unexamined quotes?

If I were to use this quote as a starting point to think about my own teaching I might use some of the following questions.

  • What in the quote speaks to you?
  • What do you see as the essential truth captured in the quote?
  • How does it confirm what you know to be true about teaching and learning?
  • What is one experience you can point to in your teaching that this quote helps to explain / shed light on?
  • How can this quote inform your future teaching experiences / plans?

If I decided that this quote captured something undeniably true and important, I’d probably start reflecting on my lessons. Pretty simple really.


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