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Re: A Question about Teaching

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Dianna (dmammone)
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 23:32:05 -0400

What a courageous teacher you are to still be "questioning the needs of the
group" instead of just doing what's easiest for you. I like the mix and
mingle for most of the class. I have to admit, I have very painful
arthritis, so staying active in the classroom is a real challenge.
Sometimes I partner kids to learn together or let them "web". I try and
guide them through the basics and then go visit the kids I know will
struggle first. My new thing is that I try to look in their eyes and see if
they've "got it", if they do I move on. I try and use the positiveness of
kids learning to share/teach/learn of each other, if that makes any sense.
Hang in,
----- Original Message -----
From: <Gail1611>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 1999 10:01 PM
Subject: A Question about Teaching

> Hi Everyone,
> I've had this put to me twice by 2 bosses so I guess I need some feed back
> what you all think? The question is this: You've presented a new project,
> up directions, answered questions, and have materials ready. Now do you
> expect to basically sit back and let the kids do the project all on their
> own ? I feel going around the room and helping kids(grades 1-5), making
> suggestions, asking them to re-think a process he or she is doing helps my
> students to do a better and more thorough job. My 2 bosses feel I work
> hard and should let the kids discover it all on their own. What do you
> think is the best way for the kids to learn and develop? And it doesn't
> to be either of these ways. Thanks for your input. Gail