This is a model I created regarding the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills and values lessons. The higher we go, in terms ofwhat me must know, could learn and what we might learn increases opportunities for students to investigate new ideas, build dendrites and expand their abilities to create new knowledge and engage in fundamental learning strategies that will help them become lifelong learners.
Yet, not all students are suited (emotionally, cognitively, temporally) to achieve at the highest levels. I believe this a myth. All children can learn, but to varying degrees and abilities. At their own pace, at their own speed and in their own ways.
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Happy to have been a teacher.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have. -Lee Iacocca, automobile executive (b. 1924)
"Ignorance is not knowing. Stupidity is the active pursuit of ignorance"
This blog is based on my 25 years as a teacher in Ottawa, and a couple of years with NNDSB. I have time to reflect and put my experiences and opinions out there for others. Teaching is a collective experience, best shared. Visit my resume for more about my teaching background and credentials.