Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On Teaching Methods

If you give someone a book, and tell him to read it, are you teaching him anything?

I don't think so.

Now, what if you read the book to him--are you teaching him then?

I still don't think so. In fact, then you're only insulting his intelligence.

But what if you take the book and turn it into a powerpoint presentation, and read the powerpoint slides--then are you teaching?

No. That would compound the insult, and probably discourage him from ever picking up the book himself.

Where are all the good teachers?

1 comment:

Amoola said...

They are an endangered species, on the verge of extinction!