It seems every month there’s a new entrance in the blogosphere and it is such a pleasure when that new person’s angle brings something fresh to your own practice. Jemma Gardner comes to mind when I say this. She raised an issue in her recent post (with a whopping 73 comments) that has sparked my first blog challenge of 2012.
She discussed attitude and quoted Scott Thornsbury’s A-Z of ELT: “Your attitude to language learning is the way you feel about it”. (page 20). However, Jemma encouraged her readers to substitute “teaching” for “learning”.
What is your attitude towards teaching ?
I challenge you to find a quote that embodies your attitude and then tells us why.
Ok… I’ll go first
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
I love how this quote hits a number of points so succinctly: student-centered, zone of proximal development and that we are leaders who serve as an example of how focusing outwards can produce the greatest results.
So… what’s your quote ?