Originally posted February 10, 2011. This is a follow-up to yesterday's post. Today I want to write about some of the exceptional teachers I have encountered either as a student or educator. My third grade teacher, Mrs. J was one of those teachers who made learning fun. She had the ability to keep students on … Continue reading TDZ Retrospective: Teachers That Made a Difference
Jeffery Wright is an example of a teacher who gets it. He uses unconventional methods to engage his students. The video is about 12 minutes long. It is worth the time to watch. Read the New York Times article about Mr. Wright.
That is a very good question, I'm glad you asked. Maybe you didn't ask but Plinky did. Part of my specialization as an educator has included learning styles. The average teacher is either an auditory or visual learner who prefers highly structured formal educational settings. My learning preferences are the opposite. Guess I'm certainly not … Continue reading What is Your Learning Style.
#10: "It is too hard." I've been surprised by the growing number of very bright and otherwise successful students that are afraid of failure. When a task is too hard they want to quit or get out of the class. Often the reason stated is that a low grade will have a negative impact on … Continue reading Top 10: Student Excuses
When I found this topic, I knew it was something I had to write about. As an educator I have a strong opinions about the way schools run and should be run. Of course, if you have read my blog you know I have opinions on many subjects. Guess I wouldn't blog if I weren't … Continue reading If I Could Change How Schools Work
Check out what Matt Damon has to say about education. Warning there is some mild language.
Well it has been 4 years for this version of The Dee Zone. In honor of that I thought I would share some of the highlights from the past 4 years. Year 1 in Review July 2007-June 2008 07 July 2007: Dyslexia Explained In recent months there has been much discussion about Dyslexia and its … Continue reading 4 Years Going on 5