The shared responsibility of seeking and finding knowledge

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that MADDENing teacher

An effective classroom is a two-way street with teachers and students sharing the responsibility of working together to engage in meaningful learning.Image

There is a delicate balance of responsibility for each person involved in the learning process.  Teacher and student choices are made every minute of every hour of every day to be engaged or not engaged in the “seek and find” learning process.

Seek implies engagement. It is searching with passion.

In order to develop a successful learning environment, teachers must seek ways to engage students and, by the same token, students must seek ways to become engaged. The learning process at its most effective is a two-way street of shared responsibility. .

Everyone is responsible for the learning and each of us must choose to seekbefore we can find.

In addition, teachers should strive to demonstrate the seek and find process by pushing back when students make…

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About barbarawmadden

I began teaching in 1981, but after a few years decided staying home with my children was what was best for my family. After almost 20 years raising four children, I returned to the classroom in 2005.

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