Skill 2 of 5: Teaching Excellence

Critical Teaching Skill 2 of 5:  Facilitation

Charlie Brown, SchultzThe term “teach” can sometimes be misconstrued as a top-down, teacher-centered traditional paradigm.  But, learners are not empty vessels that teachers can just fill with facts; facts won’t be remembered unless the learner finds the facts themselves. Hopefully Charlie Brown’s teacher is long gone!  A truly excellent teacher is a facilitator of learning, providing a safe constructivist environment with prescribed rules for learners to collaboratively problem-solve, explore, express, and learn.

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  1. […] Skill 2 of 5: Teaching Excellence (via Birdie Champ’s Blog) 05 May Facilitation The term "teach" can sometimes be misconstrued as a top-down, teacher-centered traditional paradigm.  But, learners are not empty vessels that teachers can just fill with facts; facts won't be remembered unless the learner finds the facts themselves. Hopefully Charlie Brown's teacher is long gone!  A truly excellent teacher is a facilitator of learning, providing a safe constructivist environment with prescribed rules for learners to … Read More […]

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