Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NPR on Robin Williams and Teaching

There have been many tributes to the actor/comedian Robin Williams in the past few days. Many reflect on the tragic loss of such a talented man, while many speak of the horrible toll that depression takes. This piece by NPR, What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching, is worth reading prior to the start of another school year. The second-to-last paragraph is particularly meaningful to those of us who believe in student-centered learning.

Article from down under about teaching

While we are gearing up for the start of another school year, teachers in Australia are halfway through their school year. Here's an interesting article, however, that's appropriate for the start of the year: Expert panel: What makes a good teacher? Enjoy and above all, have a great year.