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Alice Lesnick's picture

coercion vs. structure

I sensed in the presentation yesterday a concern with the possible tacit coerciveness of seemingly hip teaching strategies.
For me, the practice of teaching as building/structuring a learning community in which I as the teacher am a member, not an orchestrator, is a way out of this apparent bind. I'm also thinking about how important it is to teach from the inside out -- from the inside of me, what I feel able to lead, and from the inside of the particular students and group before me. So any text that proposes A Way (whether brain-based or otherwise), falls short, must be articulated with the people involved.

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