Posts by John Hardison
Teaching is an extremely challenging job, and by many accounts it appears to be growing more so each year. But with an invigorating and occasional pause each day, all teachers can be fully aware practitioners of the art of teaching.
These heartfelt words from Student X will shake you to your teaching core, motivate you to ex-out any negativity and constantly inspire you to bring your “A” game to the classroom.
When I was a young adolescent, bass fishing excursions with my father were either the longest and most boring six hours of pointless casting or a crank-tastic time tied together by a lure, line, and learned lessons.
I am forever grateful to these teachers for all they instilled in me, and these creative opportunities now constitute the very heart of one of my favorite projects offered to students in "Studio 113" -- The Crucible Passion-Based Contract. Here are some of the recent opportunities and the results.
According to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” However, when applied to education and the interactions between students and teachers, does this quotation ring true?