The notes of the lecturer are passed to the notes of the listener – without going through the minds of either. – Mortimer Adler Mortimer Adler succinctly describes the mindless learning that follow...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
• spend much of their time in small, interdependent groups collaboratively solving important instructional problems;
• gain a deep understanding of the issues and their remedies through intellectually-demanding learning processes—the close reading of professional materials, writing that extends learning, and dialogue;
• acquire and regularly apply complex cognitive skills in identifying and solving meaningful problems; and
• experience firsthand the value of the methods they are expected to use with their students.
Through mind-full experiences like those, teachers will continuously improve their practice for the benefit of all students.