Too often we teach in isolation--we all have our standards, goals, curricula, and tasks we need to accomplish. Time is short. We don’t get out of our rooms. There can be years before I see a colleague.
“Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.” — Ernest Hemingway
I was a teenager when I first came across that quote from Hemingway. He was speaking about the most valuable quality that a fiction writer should possess. Crap detection kept writers honest, according to Hemingway, and fiction writers needed to be honest. Their job was to “invent out of knowledge.” This can mean writing about what you know, about personal experience. Better yet, it should mean constantly educating yourself, so that your fictional worlds ring true, with or without personal experience.
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A couple of weeks ago I posted here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning two posts on self-directed learning : The Basics of Self-directed Learning, and 14 Technology-related Concepts every Teacher should Know about. Today I am adding another new resource on self directed learning I just came across in teachthought blog. This is basically a work realized by Barbara under the title Staged Self Directed Learning Model.
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