Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Thursday’s essay is the second of three on “Teaching the Spark.” All three of these essays provide specific ways parents or teachers have for getting their children/students involved in education to such a degree that they begin to take responsibility for (become inherently interested in) their own learning. This essay focuses specifically on teachers, and it is entitled, “There are three ways all educators can teach ‘the spark.’”

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Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview:
There are three ways all educators can teach “the spark”
by Richard L. Weaver II


Revealing enthusiasm and vitality is essential if teachers are to engage students. I ran a brief, informal study in a course that enrolled just over 300 students. I asked students an either/or question. Given a choice, would you rather have a teacher who knew his or her subject very well, but had a rather dull teaching style, or would you rather have a teacher who did not know his or her subject very well, but taught the material using a highly animated, dynamic teaching style? There was no contest. Students would rather have teachers who are animated and dynamic — enthusiasm and energy was the overwhelming winner.

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