By coincidence, I just stumbled upon a brief synopsis of a teaching/learning experience that ties in nicely with the ideas I’ve been discussing here for the last few posts. The author shares an experience she had in a workshop where she was the student rather than the teacher, and the insights she gained from modeling this behavior. As an added bonus (for me) the post shares several great thoughts about how to construct a positive peer editing workshop, which is something I do regularly in my classroom.
Since I’ve been focusing on allowing the students to be the teachers (and what they gain from that experience), I thought this would be a nice reminder that teachers can also gain a lot from taking a turn as the learner. I guess it’s no secret that by our very nature, teachers love learning! (Or should do, anyway…)