Sunday, March 28, 2010
I read a post by Morgan Bayda called an Open Letter to Educators; I also watched a video by Dan Brown. They expressed their views about University teaching. They talked about having a professor standing up at the front of the classroom lecturing facts and then giving two test, midterm and finals which is the wrong way to approach teaching.
I went to the University of Alabama my freshman year and I know most of my classes were like that. There were over a hundred students in the class and no roll being called. The teacher would just lecture and that is where the test would come from, I would never open my book which would upset me because I spent so much money on them. Dan dropped out of college, because he was failing. He believes that his "schooling interfered with his learning." They both mentioned how several times they had bought books for classes and never even opened them. I can relate to that!
I think teachers should not just lecture but me more hands on. When I become an elementary teacher my goal is to be a hands on teacher and use as much technology as I can! It is very important and changing our lives every day!