Remember me as a passionate teacher of literacyJune 29, 2013 at 3:04 am | Posted in Content Area Literacy | 10 Comments
Two final thoughts —
(1) In class we have discussed memorable teachers and agreed that one commonality of our memorable teachers is that they were passionate. John F. Polojil states it this way:
Teaching is not a profession; it’s a passion. Without passion for your subject and a desire for your students to learn and be the best in the world, then we have failed as a teacher and failure is not an option.
As this particular course draws to a close, what do you now feel most passionate about regarding content area literacy?
(2) Educational reformer John Dewey said,
We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.
So keeping this in mind, please reflect on the following: In what specific way have you experienced the greatest change in your perception of content area literacy since the beginning of this course? As you reflect on this question, consider revisiting our anticipation guide completed on the first night of class. Ask yourself how this change in your thinking will impact you as a teacher of literacy and as a lifelong learner in terms of your own personal literacy.