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this is my view on 'teaching' as I don't believe we are there to attempt to teach children anything, but only there to provide opportunities in which they can learn at their own interest and readiness.

What are we 'teaching' ?

So you’re a teacher?

Ask yourself this, what do you teach?

And your answer? Well maybe you would answer: I TEACH children, I TEACH adults, I TEACH Maths, I TEACH Physics, I TEACH English… well let me distinguish…

How? How you do you TEACH these things?

According to the dictionary to teach means “to impart knowledge to or instruct (someone) as to how to do something” Well I guess the next question would be who needs to be taught? Infants? Toddlers? Children? Parents? Adults? Sisters? Mothers? Fathers? Brothers? Who?

Everyone needs someone to teach them right? Wrong.

Why not? It’s really quite simple…

Children don’t need to be taught to walk...See More
maureen to op I am not quite sure what your post is supposed to mean or is trying to do. What you are saying is nothing new when it comes to what education and teaching means in our country. However, as long as the perception remains that a child's brain is "empty" and needs to be filled with knowledge by others, the educational system as it is set up currently ...See More
Aug 7, 2014
Valerie I too, am not entirely sure with the purpose of you questions and comments but I'm in total agreement with what you say and love the quotes you used. I teach in Ontario, Canada, where full-day Kindergarten is just in the final year of roll out. Full Day Kindergarten is being adopted, in many boards, with a strong play-based/inquiry based approach. ...See More
Aug 7, 2014
answer these inquiry questions I am considered a much requested master teacher. I find these posts to be a sad indication of the downfall of our profession. Of course, if one is to oversimplify the task of learning, the claim can always be made that providing a circumstance can facilitate a child learning. We can not compare a toddler learning to walk, which is developmentally a...See More
Aug 7, 2014
apology from post I apologize. I did not realize that I was on a chat for kindergarten teachers, where I do embrace discovery learning. I teach at older students. Sorry.

On 8/07/14, answer these inquiry questions wrote: > I am considered a much requested master teacher. I find these > posts to be a sad indication of the downfall of our profession. >...See More
Aug 7, 2014
Tanna I feel that this is the whole point... The person who just ripped this poor persons head off apologised by saying they did not realise it was a kindergarten posting and that they teach AT older students.. I am in total agreement with this post and I feel like there are too many people within and outside of the profession that are in a hurry to try ...See More
Aug 7, 2014


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