Student-centered teaching is teaching designed for the student. Done well, it can disarm some of the more intimidating parts of academia.
I am responsible for everyone and thing in this class and therefore at times what I say and do may confuse you or even seem unfair or wrong.
If you want a child to give up, constantly emphasize their shortcomings and let them know you’re doing so for their own good.
Killing a learner’s natural curiosity doesn’t happen overnight. It can take as long as 12 years, and in some rare cases even that isn’t long enough.
Ambition precedes curiosity. Without wanting to change or grow, curiosity is simply a momentary neurological reaction to stimuli.
Since many boys do not read teacher-privileged literary fiction texts at home, many of them classify themselves as non-readers.
Tone affects how students see themselves and their role in the learning process. The words you use when interacting with students can have a lasting impact.
How can you create a classroom that works in a way the brain ‘likes’ to learn?
To use the Gradual Release of Responsibility model, students need to see others using it and who better to model it but you?
In the first stage of curiosity, students are primarily concerned with procedural knowledge: What they’re supposed to do and how.
Intrinsic motivation is defined as the doing of an activity for its inherent satisfaction rather than for some separable consequence.
This would be a teacher that, rather than distributing content and assessing, actually leads the learning experience from ground-zero.
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